Sugar Refining with Ozone. Advances and Perspectives
L. A. Fernández, R. Pérez-Rey, M. Bataller, R. Ramos, J. Lodos(1),
Ozone Research Center, Cuba.
1 – Ministry of Sugar Industry, Cuba.
2 – Academy of Sciences of Cuba.
Reaction between ozone and colorants present in raw sugar leads to
color elimination, without affecting sucrose or reducing sugars.
In that sense, the use of ozone as decolorizing agent has great
opportunities in the field of sugar refining. The refined sugar
obtained by this method has a quality which fulfill the
international requirements established. In preliminary economic
evaluation, ozone can substitute advantageously other methods
Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications
Havana, Cuba – Mach 24-26, 1997.