The graph below shows d16, d50/MA and d84 of size of aperture as function of time of a sucrose crystallization process in accordance to the ICUMSA standard.
The optical scanning of suspensions and image analysis were tested on magmas and massecuites in all steps of sucrose crystallization in the Nordzucker group. Nordzucker experienced that ParticleTech Sugar analyser is a fast method for measuring crystal size distribution for the optimization of the mean crystal size. In comparison to conventional sieve analysis ParticleTech Sugar Analyser proved to be 60 times faster and provided reliable results:
Shortly after scanning a sugar sample ParticleTech Sugar Analyser provided results generated according to ICUMSA standard methods: Powers, Rens, RRSB, Butler.