Sugar Production Case Study

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4.1.1 PRODUCTION OF SUGARCANE Studies by faostat revealed that area under cultivation & Production of sugarcane in india has increased at CAGR of 3.19 percent & 2.40 percent. The following data is Based on the stats of Food and Agriculture Organization showing the top most bagasse producing countries . TABLE 1 : The Top 5 Sugar Cane Producing Countries S.NO. COUNTRIES PRODUCTION(METRIC TONNES) PERCENTAGE(%) 1 BRAZIL 670,757,958 m/t 37.8% 2 INDIA 347,870,000 m/t 19.6 3 CHINA 123,460,500 m/t 6.9 4 THAILAND 96,500,000 m/t 5.4 5 PAKISTAN 58,038,000 m/t 3.2 Sources: FAOSTAT data, 2014 (last accessed by Top 5 of Anything: January 2014). Notes: This top 5 list consisting data for sugar production in 2011 may include…show more content…
In India itself production of sugarcane production is more than 300 million tons/year causing near about 10 million tons of sugarcane bagasse ash as discarded and useless material. After the extraction of all economical sugar from sugarcane, about 40-45% fibrous residue is obtained, which is reused in the same industry as fuel in boilers for heat generation leaving behind 8 -10% ash as waste, known as sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA) [3]. The SCBA contains high amounts of un-burnt matter, silicon, aluminum and calcium oxides. But the ashes obtained directly from the mill are not reactive because of these are burnt under uncontrolled conditions and at very high temperatures…show more content…
secondary use for this waste product is in cogeneration, the use of a fuel source to provide both heat energy, used in the mill and electricity, which is typically sold on to the consumer. • It is also considered as a tree-free alternative for producing paper. No bleaching is required in this process, and it is more biodegradable, easier to recycle, and on the whole has less impact on the environment.As in sugar production, the left over sludge after removing the cellulose fibers, is used to power the paper - mills. • Insulated disposable food containers made of bagasse are commercially used now a days replacing materials such as Styrofoam, which are increasingly regarded as environmentally unacceptable material • Used as a replacement for sand • As a mineral admixture in concrete 4.1.3

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