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AuthorMoore, WE
Date Accessioned2014-01-12
Date Available2014-01-12
AbstractExtraneous matter (EM) in cane billets consists of two major types of material; dirt and trash. Dirt consists of primarily inorganic, rock derived material, while trash consists of primarily organic, non-productive sugar cane derived material such as leaves, tops, and root balls, Trash can also contain other non sugar cane derived organic matter such as weeds and other items included during the harvesting process.
AbstractDirt and trash have long been important issues in the sugar industry. Dirt leads to increased physical wear on harvesting and processing equipment, in particular the milling train and bagasse fired boilers. Once regarded as completely useless and burnt off in the field before harvest, trash is now regarded as valuable biomass for production of environmentally friendly energy. However, trash also causes inefficiencies in the milling process, and there is now much interest in trash separation processes.
AbstractMonitoring is a necessary part of determining the efficiency of trash separation processes, and in determining dirt levels.
AbstractThe project investigated the use of cheap VIS/VNIR spectrometers to measure dirt levels and image analysis to measure trash.
PublisherCharles Sturt University, Sugar Research Institute
Part of SeriesInternal Report; 2000 CSU001
SubjectExtraneous matter
SubjectCane billets
TitleAn on-line cane monitoring system to measure the extraneous matter present in billet sugar cane : final report CSU001
KeywordsInfra-red radiation and neural networks, On-line monitoring, Leafy matter, Cane billets, EM, Extraneous Matter, Dirt

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    Research outcomes: Optimised mill transport and logistics. Mill capacity and efficiency is optimised through improved processes, technology and value chain coordination and collaboration.

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