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Alternative models for minimizing the sugar content in the filter cake of Elgunied Sugar Factory

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dc.contributor.author Mansour, Mansour Yousif Gsmalla
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-30T07:10:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-30T07:10:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-26
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/2720
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology Faculty of Engineering and Technology University of Gezira December 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract Elguniedhg sugar field was first depending on a manual harvesting of the sugar cane. However, due to the high wages of the labors, a mechanical harvesting has been introduced which increases the mud and clay with the sugar cane. Therefore, the sugar content in the filter cake has increased accordingly. This study is aiming at minimizing the sugar content in the filter cake of Elguneid Sugar Factory (Sudan). Several experimental tests and observations have been conducted to analyze the filter cake from the rotary vacuum filters at various speeds. The tests are namely to determine the amount of filter cake, Pol%, moisture content, the amount of bagacillo and the non-dissolved solids in the filter cake. For the sugar contents, the obtained results showed that the Pol% of the filter cake is ranged between 1.4% to 2.6%. However, this value is much higher than the acceptable standard which must be ≤ 1.2%. Accordingly, the filters of the factory are not efficient under the current circumstances where the clay sugar content attached to the sugar cane is high. Consequently and based on the cost estimation, three proposals are thought to overcome the said problem. It is suggested to either enhance the cane washing process, or recycling the filter cake after dilution with hot water, or replacing the existing filters with new ones of high surface area. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Abdullah Mohamed Ahmed Suliman ( Main Supervisor) Abdelbagi Osman Elsiddig ( Co-Supervisor) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject Harvesting en_US
dc.subject sugar cane en_US
dc.subject Chemistry Engineering en_US
dc.title Alternative models for minimizing the sugar content in the filter cake of Elgunied Sugar Factory en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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