International Sugar Journal

The need of bagacillo in processing?* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The historical use of rotary vacuum filters in the Australian sugar industry to recover sugar from the clarifier mud has dictated that some bagacillo is allowed to flow through juice screens and subsequently into the clarifier mud stream to improve the porosity of the mud cake that develops on the rotary vacuum filter screen and hence improve washing efficiency and juice drainage. In some cases, particularly at times of high soil loading in the cane supply, additional bagacillo is added at the mud mingler. This bagacillo is usually removed from bagasse by the use of a pneumatic separator and…

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