Bagasse is the fibrous leftovers of sugarcane or sorghum stalks after they are crushed to get the juice. These leftovers are used for biofuel or in the manufacture of pulp and building materials. For every 10 tons of sugarcane crushed, nearly 3 tons of wet bagasse is produced.
Creating a biofuel out of bagasse is a great use of recycling our waste products into bio energy. It is often burned to provide energy to the sugar mills. However, the high moisture content, usually about 40-50%, is detrimental to its use as a fuel. Drying the bagasse can significantly enhance its energy production.
Determining the moisture content to know the suitability of the bagasse for fuel becomes important. MoistTech provides moisture sensors to monitor the moisture content during the drying process.
The IR-3000 near infrared (NIR) online moisture detector and software system was designed to measure the moisture at any point in the bagasse drying process. You can avoid over drying because the sensor provides non-contact measurement, allowing moisture to be controlled in real time. The IR-3000 is mounted above your production line. By using the IR-3000 to optimize process control, you can expect improved product quality, increased productivity, and decreased production costs.
MoistTech’s Sensor Technical Information:
The IR-3000’s sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements to measure bagasse moisture are pre-set at the factory. No further on-site or routine re-calibration is necessary, making accuracy in the field nearly effortless.
Typical moisture accuracy is about ± 0.05%, with coating accuracy varying from 0.1 to 0.01 micron, depending on the coating type. Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.
For over 40 years, our expert staff has been assisting companies around the world with real-time moisture readings that make a difference in their products. We will be glad to answer all your questions about bagasse moisture measurement. Contact us today, and request a quote for your application.