Conditioning - White Sugar

Por Bento, Luis San Miguel
Inserida em 2006-09-19    Actualizada em 2009-12-08

After Drying and Classification, white sugar must be conditioned before storage and/or packaging. This is done in conditioning silos. In the conditioning silos, hot and dry air flows, in an ascending way, through the sugar. In this operation,  sugar crystals moisture is released. This will decrease sugar caking during storage.

Conditioning parameters

 Air temperature

 40 - 50 oC

 Temperature difference between air and sugar

 6 oC

 Air velocity

 3 m3/h.ton

 Air humidity

 10 - 20 % RH

 Contact time

 24 - 72 h


Meadows, Dave, 2000, Refined Sugar Drying, Conditioning and Storage, in Handbook of Sugar Refining,
            ed. Chung Chi Chou, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York

E 0036

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