International Sugar Journal

The effect of whole crop processing on sugar recovery and sugar quality † [Full subscriber]

This paper reports on experiments conducted at Condong and Broadwater factories in 2009 where three-day tests with different trash levels in the cane supply were conducted and large differences in trash levels were achieved. These experiments have shown quite conclusively that trash in the cane supply is detrimental to both sugar recovery and sugar quality. The results showed sugar recovery reduces by about 0.9 units for each 1 unit increase in cane fibre content caused by increased trash content. The sugar analysis results showed increased ash and colour and some evidence of decreased filtrability. The results indicated that the reduced…

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