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Main Title Finnsugar Molasses Desugarization Process. Compendium on Low- and Non-Waste Technology.
CORP Author Economic Commission for Europe (UN), Geneva (Switzerland). Working Party on Low and Non-Waste Technology and Re-Utilization and Recycling of Wastes.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 4 May 84
Year Published 1984
Stock Number PB95-233292
Additional Subjects Molasses ; Desurgarization ; Waste utilization ; Waste recycling ; Foreign technology
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-233292 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/02/1995
Collation 17p
When sugar is produced from cane or beet, a considerable amount of sugar in the plant remains in a by-product, molasses, even if the normal extraction and crystallization are carried out properly. The purpose of the process described here is to recover the bulk of the sugar by means of the chromatographic separation technology. Pretreatment consists of clarification and, if necessary, deliming. The pretreated molasses is passed through a separation column and eluated from the adsorbent by water. Fractionation of molasses into sugar and non-sugar components takes place in the column. The recovered sugar fraction is either crystallized or further purified into liquid sugar. The non-sugar fraction can be utilized as cattle feed for fertilizer.