Flash cooling crystallization: a novel technology for the sugar industry?

In recent years the concept of flash cooling crystallization (FCC) has been (re)developed within Cosun Beet Company. Following the innovation stages from idea until realization, this concept was successfully tested in the thick juice campaign of 2021. The developed FCC concept has been operational on full-scale level for several weeks on the A-station at the Vierverlaten sugar factory. In this paper the idea, the integrated concept in existing factories and some main results are discussed. This includes the challenge between innovative breakthrough technologies versus the risks of integrating these kind of technologies in large and efficient beet sugar factories.

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