The Sugar Beet Volume 5-12

The Sugar Beet Volume 5-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...fermentation soon follows after leaving the diffusors. A USTBO-11VXGARY. Since bone black has become almost obsolete other substances have been employed. Several of these have been mentioned in this journal. A recent substitute, carbonized chips of wood, is said to have met with great success. The carbonization effected by a jet of super-heated steam (? ), the whole is saturated with a hot solution of alum, followed by soda. The hydrated alum formed is said to adhere tenaciously to the calcined particles; and the product thus obtained is supposed to possess even greater decolorizing power than the very best bone black (? ). This substance may be mixed with the juices or syrups, and run through a filter press. When the com partments of the filter press are filled, they may be emptied, and their contents steamed and ready to be again used. The production of alcohol from beets during 1886-7 was 865,000 litres; this is a falling off since 1868-69 when beet alcohol represented 70 per cent, of the total production. Some recent changes in the system of taxation will again alterthe existing conditions. The past war experience of Turkey with Russia has not led to any prejudice on the part of the first mentioned; the Turks buy where they can get the cheapest, too frequently, however, regardless of quality. Through excellent management the sugars of the Czar's empire have been able to compete with and, to a certain extent, drive out the product from Austro-Hungary shipped from Trieste. Contracts for beets in Austro-Hungary have reached prices much higher than in former years; the same may be said of Germany. This surely would indicate that the campaign just ended has been a very profitable one to all interested. There appears to be a reaction against...show more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545729
  • 9781236545725