Boustany lauds new technology at Sterling Sugars

Crompion International highlights groundbreaking sugar technology at Sterling Sugars Inc. mill
Crompion International President George M. Schaffer and Sterling Sugars Inc. Manager Luis Acevedo hosted U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany and Louisiana Department of Agriculture Associate Commissioner Dr. Carrie Castille on Thurs., Dec. 19 at Sterling Sugars mill to unveil the operating success of new, groundbreaking sugar technology, the Crompion LLT Clarifier.
The clarifier was created out of a public-private partnership between Crompion International and the LSU AgCenter’s Audubon Sugar Institute. The event recognized how private business and public education and research institutions can successfully collaborate to ensure Louisiana products and technology are pioneers in the global sugar industry.
In conjunction with the Audubon Sugar Institute and sugar industry specialists, Crompion International has developed a new type of low-residence time clarifier which will revolutionize sugar production efficiency. The Crompion LLT Clarifier uses two innovative, patent-pending designs. The first is fluid distributors that eliminate turbulent eddies inside the clarifier while allowing for high fluid velocity. As a result, superior juice quality can be obtained at much shorter residence time. The second is a degassing device inside the clarifier that minimizes opportunities for air entrainment. The Crompion LLT Clarifier was designed by the sugar industry, for the sugar industry, in order to provide lowest turbidity juice, lowest residence time, sugar loss reduction and filtrate clarification.
The Crompion LLT Clarifier is currently in operation at Sterling Sugars.
Crompion International has committed to the Audubon Sugar Institute the support needed to aid the research and development needed to keep the Louisiana sugar industry competitive, and will continue to do so into the future.

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