The authors describe the advantages of the production of liquid sugars directly from the fine liquor of the refinery.
Using ion-exchange refining, it is possible to produce high quality liquid sugars, without crystallization, suitable for the food industry markets : liquid sucrose, medium or total invert liquid sugar ...
The advantages for the refinery are obvious :
- The decolorized (fine) liquor is a perfect raw material, filtered and decolorized.
- Using the fine liquor for the production of liquid sugars instead of refined sugar frees extra capacity of crystallization for the production of refined sugar.
- The processing costs of liquid sugar are lower : less energy requirement, better yield of extraction.