Modelling the flow of juice through a mill

Thaval, Omkar P. & Kent, Geoff A. (2012) Modelling the flow of juice through a mill. International Sugar Journal, 114(1363), pp. 484-489.

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Abstract

A juice flow model has been developed to estimate the juice expression at the four nips of a sixroller mill. An extended volumetric theory was applied to determine the juice expressed at each nip. The model was applied to a first and final mill, using typical mill settings and an empirical equation to estimate reabsorption. Results of using the model for typical heavy-duty pressure feeder settings show that most of the juice is expressed at the pressure feeder nip. Since the pressure feeders are remote from the mill, a significant portion of the juice is expressed before the bagasse enters the mill.

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ID Code: 58521
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: juice flow, model, nips, reabsorption factor
ISSN: 0020-8841
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400) > Process Control and Simulation (090407)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Informa Agra
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2013 22:23
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 02:49

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