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Title: An efficient and novel approach for clarification of sugarcane juice by micro- and ultrafiltration methods
Authors: Verma, S K
Srikanth, R
Das, S K
Venkidachalam, G
Issue Date: May-1996
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The efficacy of sugarcane juice clarification was studied with a polysulphone hollow fibre ultrafiltration membrane module having molecular weight cut-off of 20,000. The fouling index, pH optimization and permeate sterility I were evaluated at 1.2 kg/cm2 transmembrane pressure using the same module. The turbidity value of ultrafiltered sugarcane juice was found to be 0.5 NTU as compared to 200-250 NTU in the raw sugarcane juice. The maximum flux with least fouling was observed when the UF was carried out with a juice prelimed to bring it to about pH of 7.5 and the permeate was found to be free from microbes.
Page(s): 136-139
ISSN: 0975-0991 (Online); 0971-457X (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJCT Vol.03(3) [May 1996]

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