SIMULTANEOUS STEAM AND CONCENTRATE FROM SUGAR SOLUTIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,500.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
14769
Agency Tracking Number:
14769
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 448, Barton, VT, 05822
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ryle L Miller Jr
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO IMPROVE BOTH THE ECONOMICS AND MARKET APPEAL OF MAPLE SYRUP THROUGH AN EVAPORATION PROCESS THAT PROVIDES MULTIPLE EFFECT EVAPORATION AND AT THE SAME TIME CREATES HIGH FLAVOR BY HEATING TO A CONTROLLEDHIGH TEMPERATURE. THE APPLICANT WILL SPECIFY, SOLICIT BIDS FOR, AND PURCHASE A PROTOTYPE STEAM BOILER, WHICH WILL BE OPERATED ON FRESH WATER AND VARIOUS PREPARED SOLUTIONS OF CANE SUGAR IN WATER. THE BOILER OPERATIONS WILL CONSIST OF GENERATING BOTH STEAM AND MORE CONCENTRATED SUGAR SOLUTIONS;AND THE VARIATIONS WILL BE MADE SO AS TO ESTABLISH A RANGE OF OPERATIONS THAT INCLUDES THE OPTIMUM FOR SUBSEQUENT OPERATION ON MAPLE SUGAR SOLUTIONS DURING A SPRING SEASON. THE OPTIMUM WILL INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF STEAM PRESSURE, SUGAR CONCENTRATION, INTERNAL TUBE WALL TEMPERATURE, AND BOILER THERMAL EFFICIENCY, SO AS TO PRODUCE THE BEST QUALITYAND ECONOMICS FROM THE MULTIPLE-EFFECT PRESSURE EVAPORATION OF FRESH MAPLE SAP.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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