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Author Muir B., M. ♦ Naidoo, S. ♦ Gxaba, A.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Raw Sugar ♦ Seasonal Evaluation ♦ Filterkwik Raw Sugar Filterability Test ♦ Filterkwik Method ♦ Different Refinery Process ♦ Sugar Terminal Laboratory ♦ Export Agreement ♦ Filterability Characteristic ♦ Different Raw Sugar Quality Requirement ♦ South Africa ♦ General South African Refinery Condition ♦ Uniform Method ♦ Sa Sugar Terminal Method ♦ Various Component ♦ Seasonal Comparison Study ♦ Sugar Milling Research Institute ♦ First Stage ♦ Much Research ♦ Raw Sugar Sample ♦ Sugar Quality Test
Abstract The filtering characteristics of raw sugar destined for refining have been the topic of much research. Investigations in South Africa on the impact of various components of raw sugar on the filterability characteristics of raw sugars started as far back as 1954. Worldwide, there is still no uniform method to determine the filterability of raw sugars for use in export agreements. To address this, the Sugar Milling Research Institute developed a method, called FilterKwik, specifically to predict the behaviour of raw sugar during the first stages of refining. The aim was for the method to be representative of general South African refinery conditions so that it could be used to rapidly assess the suitability of a raw sugar for refining, be it local or abroad, bearing in mind that different refinery processes may be sensitive to different raw sugar quality requirements. The FilterKwik method was earmarked to replace the SA Sugar Terminal method, in recognition of the value that this would add to the South African Sugar Association marketing strategy, pending a seasonal comparison study. This study was completed during the 2009/10 season when just under 400 raw sugar samples were subjected to duplicate analyses using the FilterKwik method as well as a range of other sugar quality tests typically performed by the Sugar Terminal laboratory. This paper reports on the seasonal evaluation.
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