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Ice growth in a falling film of sucrose solution. An experimental study.



Ice growth in a falling film of aqueous solutions has been studied by experiments. By controlling the temperature of the cooled surface and the entering solution, the aim has been to find the optimum ice growth conditions due to ice purity and ice production. Although the experimental results show that a one-step layer crystallization has a lower separation effect than suspension crystallizers with wash columns, a multi-stage layer crystallization could provide an economical freeze concentration process for dewatering capacities of 700 kilograms per hour or lower. An example of multistage freeze concentration combined with reverse osmosis is discussed.

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  • Original title: Ice growth in a falling film of sucrose solution. An experimental study.
  • Record ID : 1996-0974
  • Languages: English
  • Source: For a Better Quality of Life. 19th International Congress of Refrigeration.
  • Publication date: 1995/08/20
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