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Abbreviations and Symbols

B

Bx Brix: percentage (m/m) of dissolved sugar on a solution.

C

CV Coefficient of Variance (Granulometry)
CWP Cell Wall Polysaccharide

D

D Dalton = 1 atomic mass unity

E

ELS Evaporative Light Scattering

G

GPC Gel Permeation Chromatography

H

HADP Hexoses Alkaline Degradation Products
HMF Hydroxymethylfurfural
HMW High Molecular Weight

I

I.S.J. International Sugar Journal
I.S.S.C.T. International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
ICUMSA International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis
IU ICUMSA Unities - colour value measured according ICUMSA Method
IV Indicator Value (quocient of IU colour at pH 9 and pH 4)

M

MA Mean Aperture (Granulometry)

P

ppm Part per million
PPO Polyphenol oxidase

S

S.I.T. Sugar Industry Technologists Inc.
S.P.R.I. Sugar Processing Research Institute Inc.
SF Safety Factor (relation between humidity and non sugars in a raw sugar)

U

UIV Indicator Value in the UV spectrum
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