Kornel, Hulak; Jan, Iciek; Radosaw, Gruska
The operating parameters of a vertical evaporating crystallization tower (VKT) of BMA are studied to obtain a predetermined sucrose crystal size distribution. The influence of the amount and properties of the seed massecuite and the feed syrup in relation to the residence time of B massecuite in the individual VKT chambers was analyzed. Using the Autodesk Plan Design Suite software a 3D model of the VKT was developed. The theoretically determined crystal size distribution of the final product was compared with the one achieved in the factory.
Key words: vertical continuous vacuum pan, massecuite boiling, continuous sucrose crystallization, seed massecuite, crystal size distribution, residence time, RRSB distribution
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