International Sugar Journal

Navigating the mist surrounding water usage in sugar factories* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         Most water entering a sugar factory in the Mackay district of Australia is present in sugarcane, with raw water supply contributing about 20% of the total.  Consequently, changes in CCS levels and in crush rates have a major impact on both raw water consumption and effluent production rates.  High rates of raw water consumption invariably lead to increased wastewater flows to the effluent treatment plant and to increased treated effluent flows to the environment.  The water usage during factory stoppages and the measures required to reduce raw water usage are discussed.  These measures are affected by the specific factory…

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