Zurich, Switzerland (PressExposure) August 08, 2011 -- As food and alternative fuel demands continue to grow, increasing pressure is being placed on sugar and bioethanol producers to improve efficiency and process safety in order to maximize productivity. Process analytics can play a significant role in this endeavor.
On a new web-based competence center, METTLER TOLEDO provides a range of information that will help sugar and bioethanol producers improve yield at a lower cost.
CConductivity, pH, dissolved oxygen and turbidity all have a role to play in efficient sugar and bioethanol production. On its Sugar and Bioethanol Competence Center, METTLER TOLEDO explains through a variety of downloadable documents how and where in-line, real-time measurement of process parameters can help increase productivity and ensure product quality remains high.
"pH Control in Sugar Refineries" discusses the particular importance of this parameter in regard to sugar quality, and details analytical products that have been designed to cope with the harsh conditions found in refinery processes. The "Intelligent pH Management in Bioethanol Production" white paper introduces Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM), an innovative technology developed by METTLER TOLEDO that improves sensor handling, enhances reliability and reduces maintenance.
Articles on how analytical instruments have increased productivity for sugar and bioethanol producers can be found in the company's biannual Sugar Newsletter, which can be downloaded from the competence center.
Stefan Bardeck (Food and Beverage Market Specialist at Mettler-Toledo Process Analytics), says that the sugar and bioethanol industries have much to gain from implementing in-line process measurements: "Real-time data on process parameters allow producers to monitor and adjust their processes to a level of precision that is not possible with any other method. This leads to significant gains in terms of product quality and yield."
Sugar and bioethanol plant managers, production engineers and technicians will discover something of value at the site.
The competence center can be found at http://www.mt.com/pro-sugar