Programme of the XXIst AVH Symposium on March 27th 2014.



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8 : 45 – Opening of the Symposium
Session I: Juice purification in beet sugar factories

Chairman: Philippe REISER, CEDUS, Paris, France

9:00: – Evaluation of juice purification in sugar factories, Mohsen Ajdari Rad, Azar Ajdari Rad, Südzucker, Obringheim, Germany, Gilles Schrevel, Raffinerie Tirlemontoise, Tienen, Belgium

9:30 – Laboratory scale comparison of Dorr Carbonatation and Classical Liming purification. Methods, Greg McEntee, British Sugar, GB

9 :50 – Calcium carbonate – polymorphism, size of aggregates, consequences in juice purification and application possibilities., Šárka E., Bubník Z., Kadlec P., Pour V., Technická 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic


10: 10 – Coffee Break, Posters and Exhibitors


Session II: specific impurities and consequences

Chairman: Dr. Jan Maarten de BRUIJN, Südzucker, Obringheim, Allemagne

11:00 – Effect of invertase on beet juice purity, pH and sugar loss, Franco Maniscalco, Nalco EMEA, Business Development Consultant, Italie

11:30 – Dextran: analysis, characterization and effect on juice filterability, Maciej Wojtczak, Université de Lodz, Pologne


12:00 – Posters & Exhibitors

13:00 – Lunch


Session III : Equipment and separation techniques used in sugar and distillery factories

Chairman: Dr. Martin BRUHNS, Pfeifer & Langen GmbH and Co., Cologne, Allemagne

15:00 – De-sugaring and thickeners in the purification workshop, Gérard Choquenet, Stéphane Fossier, Choquenet, Chauny, France

15:30 – Membranes and Ion Exchange Resins: Adapted techniques to the diversity of cane sugar mills and refineries, François Rousset, Novasep, St Maurice de Beynost, France

16:00 – Benefit of combined treatments associating reverse osmosis and ion exchange for recycling of distillery condensates in fermentation, M.-L. Lameloise, C. Fargues, M. Gavach, M. Bouix, AgroParisTech, Massy, France

17:00 – Conclusion

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