Sweeteners - Natural and Artificial

To achieve satisfactory and consistent quality, many natural and synthetic sweeteners require purification to remove color, undesirable taste and odor, and turbidity.

Ecosorb® Multifunctional Adsorbents are more effective at removing many of these contaminants than powdered activated carbon (PAC).  Ecosorb products are a family of moist, dust-free powders with excellent filtration characteristics. 

Benefits of Ecosorb adsorbents versus traditional PAC include:

  • Reduced dosages required due to the superior adsorbent capacity of Ecosorb products
  • Elimination of diatomaceous earth body feed generally required when filtering PAC
  • Reduced solid waste generation (50-90% reduction is typical)
  • Ability to run either as a slurry addition followed by filtration, or as a precoat operation, where adsorption is achieved as feed stock passes through an Ecosorb  precoated  filter
  • Ability to remove contaminants that PAC will not remove

Typical applications include:

  • Reducing color, taste, odor, and turbidity in liquid sugar and bottling syrups
  • Cane sugar refining to reduce color, odor, and turbidity prior to crystallization
  • Beet sugar decolorization
  • Reducing color, taste, odor, and turbidity in HFCS (high fructose corn syrup)
  • Reducing color, taste, and odor in sorbitol, mannitol, and other natural and artificial sweeteners
  • Reducing color in maple syrup
  • Reclaiming scrap sugars
Application Notes

GTX 309:  Ecosorb Products for Sugar

GTX 234:  Ecosorb Products for Bottling Syrup

GTX 234A:  The Ideal Solution for Reclaiming Sugar

Data Sheets

Ecosorb S-405 Data Sheet – liquid sugar

Ecosorb S-407 Data Sheet – liquid sugar – maximum PAC content

Ecosorb S-423 Data Sheet – odor removal

Ecosorb S-426 Data Sheet – soft drink bottling syrups

Ecosorb S-429 Data Sheet – sugars from tapioca starch

Ecosorb S-441 Data Sheet - sugar melt liquor or clarified sugar in sugar refining process

Ecosorb S-462 Data Sheet – Ca+. other divalent metals

Ecosorb S-481 Data Sheet – superior combination of excellent filtration characteristics and maximum color removal

Ecosorb S-489 Data Sheet maximum color removal