Start Date: Oct 01, 2009
End Date: Aug 15, 2010
Develop and deliver methods/tests to sugar factory personnel, which can be used to measure sugarcane quality indicator compounds that can predict future processing problems. Undertake studies to characterize the physico-chemical quality and processing ability of different components of green sugarcane trash. Undertake parallel field and factory studies to evaluate the effect of trash quality parameters on factory performance. Undertake collaborations with process managers and designers, to reduce the negative impact of green trash impurities on the efficiency of two specific industrial processes by improving process controls and designs and the use of processing aids.