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Production of Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Precursor for Carbon Fibers: Measurement of Solvent Concentration

May 22, 2018

Application Note: PAN-based carbon fiber is widely used in many industries such as automotive, aviation, aerospace, sporting goods, and construction applications, as carbon fibers have several advantages including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. The demand has prompted as industries are looking for solutions that save energy, make more durable products and are environmentally friendly.

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Sugar Confectionery and Filling Cooking

May 8, 2018

Application Note: Sugar confections include candies, chocolate fillings, chewing gum, marshmallows and other sweet items which are made mainly from sugar. Sugar and chocolate confectionery is a large and ever-changing industry. In order to meet the quality and demand, manufacturers need sophisticated technology and equipment to process the ingredients.

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Yogurt and Chilled Dairy Flavoring

May 7, 2018

Application Note: Yogurt, one of the most consumed products within dairy is made by the lactic fermentation of whole, standardized and skimmed milk. Fresh fruit, jam, juice, honey, syrup and other sweeteners may be added to flavor the yogurt before it is packaged for sale. In a continuous industrial process, yogurt flavoring is done in-line when it is transferred from the buffer tanks to the filling lines.

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Honey Processing

May 3, 2018

Application Note: Honey; This nature's golden treat consumed in every country in the world is produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. Honey is a syrupy biological product containing glucose, fructose and water, in addition to small quantities of proteins, minerals, organic acids and vitamins. The K-Patents Sanitary Process Refractometer PR-43-AC measures in real-time the concentration of the honey. It is important to keep the final moisture content of the honey within certain values.

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Monitoring Organics in Food and Beverage Side-Streams or Wastewater Streams

May 2, 2018

Application Note: The Food and Beverage Industry requires large amount of water for their processing. Wastewater generated from the production includes organic pollutants; in the food and beverage industry these are namely oils and fats, alcohol, proteins and carbohydrates. All of them are problematic to the environment. The wastewater from food and beverage plants needs to be monitored to ensure compliance to environmental regulations.

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