Fundamental studies into the dewatering of prepared cane and bagasse between grooved surfaces

Kauppila, D.J., Loughran, J.G., and Kent, G.A. (2001) Fundamental studies into the dewatering of prepared cane and bagasse between grooved surfaces. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, 23. pp. 437-443.

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Abstract

As the first stage of a research program aimed at identifying improved roll groove geometries for milling units, prepared cane and bagasse samples were compressed between grooved platens of different groove profile in confined uniaxial compression. Three series of tests were conducted that explored the effects of groove pitch, groove angle, maximum compression pressure, sample mass and compression speed on the final moisture content of the sample. The tests showed that larger groove angles resulted in lower moisture content. No consistent effect was found for groove pitch. The results also showed that larger compression pressure, larger sample mass and lower compression speed contributed to lower bagasse moisture for both prepared cane and bagasse samples.

Item ID: 13389
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: bagasse; dewatering; grooves; moisture content; prepared cane; uniaxial compression
ISSN: 0726-0822
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2013 23:51
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820304 Sugar @ 100%
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