Modelling the flow of cane constituents in the milling process

Thaval, Omkar P. & Kent, Geoffrey Alan (2012) Modelling the flow of cane constituents in the milling process. In Nel, Sanet, Peacock, Steve, Ramgareeb, Sumita, Sweby, Deborah, Carslow, Dorothy, & Macdonald, Danile (Eds.) Proceedings of the 85th Annual Congress of the South African Sugar Technologists' Association, South African Sugar Technologists' Association, Durban, South Africa, pp. 435-453.

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A model has been developed to track the flow of cane constituents through the milling process. While previous models have tracked the flow of fibre, brix and water through the process, this model tracks the soluble and insoluble solid cane components using modelling theory and experiment data, assisting in further understanding the flow of constituents into mixed juice and final bagasse. The work provided an opportunity to understand the factors which affect the distribution of the cane constituents in juice and bagasse. Application of the model should lead to improvements in the overall performance of the milling train.

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ID Code: 53324
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Soluble solids, Insoluble solids, Impurities, Mass balance model, Juice, Bagasse
ISSN: 1028-3781
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400) > Process Control and Simulation (090407)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 South African Sugar Technologists' Association
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