A tight quality control is important throughout the complete sugar production chain to ensure efficient processes for optimized yield and quality. FT-NIR offers a fast and effective tool for controlling the critical parameters of raw materials, products and by-products in all production steps: sugar cane, bagasse, juices, molasses, massecuites, raw sugar, refined sugar, syrups and bioethanol.
Near infrared spectroscopy provides stable and accurate analysis results of multiple components within seconds. It is a non-destructive method without any sample preparation and does not require the use of any solvents or reagents.
Huge time and cost savings can be achieved by implementing FT-NIR:
in the lab of a sugar mill to speed up and improve efficiency of laboratory operations
at-line close to the production area where operators can carry out a fast and easy check of various sampling points in the process
on-line for real time process control to obtain continuous information about changes and variations in composition of product streams