Sugar Holdup in a Diffuser

Graeme Hocking, Neville Fowkes

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Careful control of water levels in the crushed cane in a sugar diffuser is required for the efficient extraction of sucrose from the cane. The levels are monitored by observing the water surface through windows inserted in the sides of the diffuser. It is not clear,however, if these observations close to the wall reflect levels within the body of the diffuser basically because there will be a gap between the crushed cane and the wall which will effect the water flow. This is a seepage face problem which is difficult however the simple models developed here suggest that observations will be reliable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2020
PublisherUniversity of Witwatersrand
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2020 Mathematics in Industry Study Group - University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Duration: 28 Jan 20201 Feb 2020


Conference2020 Mathematics in Industry Study Group
Abbreviated titleMISG 2020


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