International Sugar Journal

Nitrite as an indicator of activity of thermophilic microorganisms [Full subscriber]

Abstract The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of nitrite measurement as an indicator to determine the level of thermophilic bacteria. The activity of thermophilic bacteria is particularly burdensome during the process of saccharose extraction from sugar beets. Therefore, the laboratory tests discussed in the paper refer to this stage of the technological process. In this paper, attention was paid to a number of factors determining good reflection of thermophilic bacteria activity by changing the nitrite content, i.e. the beet growing region, the temperature of the process beet, and the access to oxygen.…

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