Phosphatation - Refining

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By Bento, Luis San Miguel
Posted on 2006-07-20    Last edited on 2013-02-08

In phosphataion  liquor from affination is mixed with lime and then with phosphoric acid. Normally two kind of flocculants are added: a cationic flocculant to precipitate the anionic colorants and another flocculant to improve the floatation of formed flocks. Air is mixed with juice. Entrained air will adhere to the flocks increasing their floatability. 




Scheme of phosphatation



Scheme of Main Clarifier and Mud Treatement

Bennet M.C., 1972, Chemistry of phosphatation and carbonatation, Proc. of Cane Sug. Ref. Res., 62-75
Mochtar H.M., 1989, Decolourization of phosphatation cane sugar remelt by polyamines, Proc. of ISSCT
, 20: 15-23
Saranin A.P., 1972, Technology of phosfloatation of sugar melt, Sugar Tech. Review, 2: 1-72


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