Beet-Sugar Handbook / Edition 1

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Beet-Sugar Handbook is a practical and concise reference for technologists, chemists, farmers, and research personnel involved with the beet-sugar industry. It covers: Basics of beet-sugar technology, Sugarbeet farming, Sugarbeet processing, Laboratory methods of analysis. The book also includes technologies that improve the operation and profitability of the beet-sugar factories, such as: Juice-softening process, Molasses-softening process, Molasses-desugaring process, Refining cane-raw sugar in a beet-sugar factory. The book ends with a review of the following: Environmental concerns of a beet-sugar factory, Basics of science related to sugar technology, Related tables for use in calculations.

Written in a conversational, engaging style, the book is user friendly and practical in its presentation of relevant scientific and mathematical concepts for readers without a significant background in these areas. For ease of use, the book highlights important notes, defines technical terms, and presents units in both metric and British systems. Operating problem-solving related to all stations of sugarbeet processing, frequent practical examples, and given material/energy balances are other special features of this book.

About the Author:
Dr. Hosen Asadi, has taught chemistry at the Community College of Southern Nevada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471763475
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/11/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 866
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.94 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. MOSEN ASADI, received his PhD in chemical engineering (major in sugar technology) from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Prague, Czech Republic, in 1983. His PhD thesis was on molasses desugaring by chromatographic process. After working in the U.S. beet-sugar industry for over twenty years, mainly in R&D, he retired in 2003. He has taught chemistry at the Community College of Southern Nevada.
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Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Basics of Beet-Sugar Technology     1
Sugar     3
Beet-Sugar Factory     21
Sugar Terminology     29
Sucrose Properties     45
Carbohydrates     63
Sugarbeet Farming     69
Sugarbeet Processing     99
Beet Receiving and Storage     109
Beet Drycleaning     121
Beet Conveying and Pluming     125
Stone and Trash Separation     131
Beet Washing and Flume-Water Treatment     135
Beet Slicing     143
Juice Diffusion     153
Pulp Treatment     179
Milk-of-Lime and Carbonation-Gas Production     195
Juice Purification     213
Sedimentation and Filtration     259
Steam and Power Production     279
Juice Evaporation     297
Juice Decolorization and Sulfitation     327
Juice Storage     337
Syrup Crystallization     345
Molasses Exhaustion     389
Massecuite Centrifuging     417
Sugar Drying, Storing, and Packing     431
Production of Specialty Sugars     449
Quality Control     467
Ion-Exchange Resin     483
Juice-Softening Process     489
Molasses-Softening Process   C. D. Rhoten     507
Molasses-Desugaring Process     517
Refining Raw Cane Sugar in a Beet-Sugar Factory     547
Environmental Concerns of a Beet-Sugar Factory   J. L. Carlson     563
Sugar Laboratory and Methods of Analysis     599
Laboratory Organization     605
Laboratory Analytical Instruments     609
Laboratory Reagents     629
Beet-End Methods of Analysis     639
Sugar-End Methods of Analysis     657
Quality-Control Methods of Analysis     669
Special Methods of Analysis     681
Molasses-Desugaring Methods of Analysis     693
Environmental Methods of Analysis     703
Laboratory Safety and First Aid     713
Basics of Science Related to Sugar Technology     719
Basics of Chemistry     721
Basics of Mathematics and Statistics     751
Appendix     769
Tables     779
References     803
Glossary     807
Index     823
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