Optimum Biocide Concentration Required to Preserve the Highest Amount of Sucrose During Mud Filtration

International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research
© 2017 by SSRG - IJCER Journal
Volume 4 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Jemimah Jehopio, George William Nyakairu
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Jemimah Jehopio, George William Nyakairu, "Optimum Biocide Concentration Required to Preserve the Highest Amount of Sucrose During Mud Filtration," SSRG International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research, vol. 4,  no. 2, pp. 10-17, 2017. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23945370/IJCER-V4I3P101


This study focused on the determination of optimum biocide concentration required to minimize sugar loss during mud filtration as a way of keeping sugar loss to the lowest possible level. To this point, the study investigated cane juice purity at varying biocide concentrations and determined the minimum biocide concentration to inhibit microbial activities during sugar processing so that, at juice purification stage, the highest amount of sucrose is preserved during mud filtration. Accordingly, the study found the optimum biocide concentration required to preserve the highest amount of sucrose during mud filtration to be 5.0 ppm. Consequently, the study recommends the use of biocide for inhibition of microbial activities during sugar processing so that, at juice purification stage, the highest amount of sucrose is preserved during mud filtration. Further, the study recommends 5.0 ppm as the optimum biocide concentration to be used so that the highest amount of sucrose during mud filtration is preserved, especially when using the biocide known as dermacide-BD-2084.


biocide concentration; sugar loss; microbial activity; juice purification; mud filtration; sucrose.


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