Jord granular activated carbon decolourisation (GAC) plants offer excellent colour removal and process resilience. GAC technology is an environmentally friendly and technically sound process of decolourising sugar and other fluids without harmful waste disposal. Each GAC plant is optimised for maximum carbon regeneration. Other important considerations include minimising energy consumption through innovative heat recovery systems and minimising carbon loss. The plant control system has been recently upgraded with latest technology to optimise plant operator control and plant safety aspects.
This plant is a fixed bed design, designed for 3,000 tons per day. It is a dual fuel design; being able to run on both natural gas and diesel.
This was our first pulse bed plant, designed and built in collaboration with Calgon Carbon.
Gac Plant, UAE
An innovative feature of this plant is a revolutionary flue gas recycling system that reduces overall fuel consumption by up to 40%.
This plant is unique in that Jord designed it to run off 100% bio-gas fuel. The plant also features the largest pulse bed columns in the industry.
After 23 years of solid service facing temperatures of over 800 deg C, Jord replaced a multiple hearth furnace in the Rockhampton sugar refinery. The brownfield retrofit project was complex due to the constraints of the plant. Access limitations meant that installation was only possible through the roof. Refractory lining of the kiln was undertaken on the ground, prior to lifting into place, to quicken the process and minimise downtime. The challenge then became to safely lift the hearth into place without compromising the integrity of the refractory. The retrofit was completed ahead of schedule, without stopping the refinery from producing sugar.