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Research Project: Developing Technologies that Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts

Location: Commodity Utilization Research

Title: Using Sucrox® liquid permanganate as a processing aid in Louisiana sugarcane factories

item IHLI, SAM - Carus Corporation
item Boone, Stephanie
item SANDERS, JOHN - Carus Corporation
item Boihem, Larry
item MONTES, BELISARIO - Alma Plantation, Llc
item PONTIF, KEVIN - Lafourche Sugar, Llc - Us

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/28/2019
Publication Date: 11/6/2019
Citation: Ihli, S., Boone, S., Sanders, J., Boihem, L., Montes, B., Pontif, K. 2019. Using Sucrox® liquid permanganate as a processing aid in Louisiana sugarcane factories. In: Proceedings of the Advances in Sugar Crop Processing and Conversion 2018 Conference, May 15-18, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2:45-55.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Full-scale sugar mill applications and laboratory research experiments show that SucrOx™ liquid permanganate, when added to sugarcane juice and/or sprayed onto cut sugarcane billets, increases sugar yield and enhances the performance of sugar mill processes. SucrOx addition during the juice extraction steps treatment, prior to hot lime clarification, improves the juice purity, turbidity and clarity. SucrOx treatment of sugar juice leads to decreased scale formation in the evaporators and downstream equipment.