International Sugar Journal

Using near infra red spectroscopy for rapid quantification of intermediate sugar factory products † [Full subscriber]

The Sugar Milling Research Institute analytical laboratory has been exploring the feasibility of using NIR spectroscopy as a processing tool for intermediate products, following the successful implementation of this novel application for the analysis of C-molasses for both factory control and as part of cane payment during the 2009/2010 South African crushing season. NIRS is an attractive method for process engineers, as rapid multi-component analysis of intermediate products may be possible. Sample sets of approximately 300 clear juices, syrups, A-, Band C-massecuites and A- and B-molasses have been analysed by standard reference methodologies for sucrose, fructose, glucose, pol and Brix,…

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