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Sugar Processing Chemicals


Qemi International offers a wide range of Sugar Processing chemicals that have been developed to increase performance and yield efficiency of the sugar factory.

Mill Biocides
In addition to physical cleaning, the use of biocides for mill sanitation is extremely important for the overall operation of the mill. Our biocides are successful in increasing sucrose recovery by reducing the presence of microbiological contamination, such as the Leuconostoc mesenterioides bacteria, which invert sucrose to Dextran. We offer two types of biocides: Qemicide DTC-35 - carbamate based biocide EPA Registration - 31910-2-63684 & 9386-11-63684 FDA Approval - 21 CFR 173.320 Qemiquat 3050 - quat. ammonium broad-spectrum biocide EPA Registration - 6836-2-63684, FDA Approval - 21 CFR 172.165

Bio Surfactant
In many cases, particularly with severely damaged cane the use of biocides is not enough to eliminate the formation of Dextran. If Dextran is not properly controlled, it can cause severe processing problems including poor clarification, increased viscosity o massecuite, crystal elongation, reduced crystal growth, etc. To prevent these problems, Qemi offers an alternative to the costly and traditionally used DEXTRANASE enzyme. Our Qemibiosurf 7150 is a complex mixture of inorganic and organic polymers that successfully control Dextran in the mixed juice, allowing for better juice clarification, less scaling in the evaporators and decreased surface tension in the vacuum pans, all leading to better crystallization and a higher sugar yield. NSF Approved FDA Approval - 21 CFR 173.60

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Juice Clarification
Qemifloc high molecular anionic flocculants increase the capacity of juice clarifiers by increasing the settling rate and reducing retention time in the clarification stage. Among these are: Qemifloc VH 1007 Qemifloc AP 273/Floculante AP 273 Qemifloc SGR 1062 FDA Approval - 21 CFR 173.10 Kosher Approval - Qemifloc VH 1007 & Floculante AP 273

Evaporator Scale Inhibitors


Our Qemidescal product line offers both low molecular weight polyacrylic acids and polyacrylates that help prevent the formation of scale inside the sugar factory evaporator, as well as dispersing any scale that eventually may form in these systems. Qemidescal products are effective in a broad range of pH, temperature and water hardness. Qemidescal 900 Qemidescal 925

FDA Approval - 21 CFR 173.310 & 173.73

Corrosion Inhibitors
Qemicorr-In 3 is a special organic liquid designed to inhibit the attack of Hydrochloric acid on copper, brass, iron and steel during industrial cleaning applications. The addition of Qemicorr-In 3 to hydrochloric acid solutions provides maximum protection to sugar factory evaporators.

Pan and Evaporator Cleaning Additives


Even with the proper use of Scale Inhibitors, certain types of scale will still form in the Evaporators and Pans. It is important to do a thorough cleaning periodically utilizing our state-of-the art surfactant and/or acid based cleaners. Qemi PH 14 - Caustic Cleaning Additive Qemi PH 4 - Acid based Pan Cleaning Additive Qemi PH 2 - Acid based Evaporator Cleaning Additive
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Syrup Clarification
Our Qemifloc Syrup Clarification flocculants have proven to be effective in increasing clarification of thick syrup and enhance the overall performance of other types of syrup clarification processes. Qemifloc SE Qemifloc AH 1010 Qemifloc MPM 1032 FDA Approval - 21 CFR 173.10 Kosher Approval - Qemifloc AH 1010 only

DecolorizingAgents
Qemi offers a new generation of specially designed cationic polymers that minimize the color of syrup, reduce ash, remove up to 5% of non-sugar solids, etc. all destined to improve the color and quality of the final sugar (VLC sugar). Additionally, our decolorizing agents are extremely effective in the sugar refining process. They are more cost effective and easier to handle than the traditional "messy" fatty amines. Qemiclar VLC Qemitreat SEP Qemitreat SE Qembiosurf 7150 FDA Approval - 21 CFR 173.60 NSF Approval - Qemibiosurf 7150 only Kosher Approval - all except Qemibiosurf 7150

Crystallizing Aids
Our specially formulated Crystallizing Aids which among its benefits, we find that they reduce the viscosity of massecuite, reduce boiling time and help produce a more uniform crystal. Qemipan Aid FDA Approval - 21 CFR 172.810 Qemi CB-6 FDA Approval - 21 CFR 172.854 Qemisurf 44 FDA Approval - 21 CFR 172.856 & 173.340 Kosher Approved
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Defoamers
A common processing problem is the formation of foam of juice in flumes and diffusers, as well as syrup and molasses. Our silicone and organic based defoamers will successfully inhibit the formation of foam. Qemi DF 8243 Qemi DF 230 FG Qemi DF 8121 Qemi DF 8322 FDA Approval - 21 CFR 173.340 Kosher Approval - Qemi DF 230 FG only

NOTE: In order to determine which Qemi product is more suitable, laboratory trials are recommended. The use of the

product will depend on the local conditions of the mill.


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Sugar Processing Diagram

Cane Stalk Harvesting

Weighing and Sampling

Qemibiosurf 7150 Qemicide DTC-35 Qemiquat 3050

Grinding

Bagasse

Mixed Juice
Qemifloc VH 1007 Qemifloc AP 273 Qemifloc SGR 1062

Qemifloc VH 1007

Clarification

Muds

Filtration

Filter Cake

Clarified Juice Qemidescal 900 Qemidescal 925 Qemifloc SE Qemifloc AH 1010 Qemifloc MPM 1032 Qemipan Aid Qemisurf 44 Qemi CB 6 Massecuite 1ST & 2ND Crystallizaton Syrup
QemiCorr IN-3

Evaporation

Qemi PH 14, Qemi PH 2 or Qemi PH 12 Qemibiosurf 7150 Qemitreat SEP Qemitreat SE or Qemiclar VLC

Water Molasses Qemisurf 44 Qemipan Aid Qemi CB 6 Final Molasses

Centrifuge Separation

Drying

Raw Sugar

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Decolorizing Agent Lime flocculant aereator Acid

Phosphoric

pH

Clarified Syrup

pH Meter Syrup Tank

Syrup

Heater

Process Diagram for Syrup Clarification (Refined or Blanco Directo)

Technical Bulletins
(in alphabetical order) Product Qemi CB-6 Qemi DF 230 FG Qemi DF 8121 Qemi DF 8243 Qemi DF 8322 Qemi PH 14 Qemi PH 2 Qemi PH 4 Qemibiosurf 7150 Qemicide DTC-35 Qemiclar VLC Qemicorr IN-3 Qemidescal 900 Qemidescal 925 Qemifloc AH 1010 Qemifloc AP 273 Qemifloc MPM 1032 Qemifloc SE Qemifloc SGR 1062 Qemifloc VH 1007 Qemipan Aid Qemiquat 3050 Qemisurf 44 Qemitreat SE Qemitreat SEP Purpose Crystallizing Aid Defoamer Defoamer Defoamer Defoamer Caustic Cleaning Additive AcidEvaporator Cleaning Additive Acid Pan Cleaning Additive Bio-Surfactant & Decolor. Agent Mill Biocide Decolorizing Agent Corrosion Inhibitor Evaporator Scale Inhibitor Evaporator Scale Inhibitor Juice Clarification Juice Clarification Syrup Clarification Syrup Clarification Juice Clarification Juice Clarification Crystallizing Aid Mill Biocide Crystallizing Aid Decolorizing Agent Decolorizing Agent

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technical bulletin

QEMICIDE DTC-35
BIOCIDE FOR MILL SANITATION
QEMICIDE DTC-35 is a wide spectrum bactericide and fungicide used to control the growth of bacteria and fungi found in cane which cause considerable loss of sucrose by inversion into Dextran. Approved under FDA 21 CFR 173.30 EPA Approved

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Active Ingredients (%) Sodium Dimethyldithiocarbamate (%)


Nabam (Disodium Ethylene-Bisdithiocarbamate) (%)

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES 30.0-33.2 Appearance 15.0-16.6 Odor 15.0-16.6 66.8-70.0 95 10.5-12.4 1.175

VALUE
Yellow - green liquid

Sulfurous

Inert Ingredients (%) Min. Transmittance (%) pH, as Received Density @ 20C (g/cc)

APPLICATION In cane sugar mills, QEMICIDE DTC-35 is a liquid which should be fed directly into the cane juice so that the treated juice circulates to all parts of the mill tandem. The point or points of addition will depend on mill design. Frequently the dosage will be split between the crusher juice and the juice from the last mill. The best addition point is to juice which is circulating back to the precious mill, according with compound maceration. Do not add this product to the maceration water. QEMICIDE DTC-35 should be fed continuously at the rate of 10-20 ppm of cane ground per day. 10 ppm of product is the standard dosage. This may be raised up to a maximum of 20 ppm, if necessary. Conditions warranting, some increase would be warranted when grinding cane damaged through freezing, poor weather or delays between cutting and grinding. Proper feed of QEMICIDE DTC-35 is best obtained throughout he use of a chemical feed pump such as the adjustable proportioning type; the variable speed, positive displacement type; or the reciprocating type. The required dosage will depend on the average daily rate of cane ground. The use of QEMICIDE DTC-35 does nor replace good housekeeping. This should include regular cleaning at least one per shift. Regular hosing with hot water and steam in mills, bagacillo conveyors, and screens is essential for maintaining efficient control of microbiological slime and sucrose losses.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Store product at moderate temperatures. For specific handling information, please refer to Material Safety Data Sheet.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 525 lb/238 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
25-Jun-2001

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technical bulletin

QEMIQUAT 3050
BIOCIDE FOR MILL SANITATION
QEMIQUAT 3050 is highly effective quaternary ammonium based broad spectrum microbiocide that can be effective in controlling the growth of algae, bacteria and fungi. The unique composition of QEMIQUAT 3050 is effective against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria, as well as active against fungi. The result is that unusually low dosage levels of QEMIQUAT 3050 are required to maintain control. Approved under FDA 21 CFR 172.165 EPA Approved

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Form % Quaternary @ MW=357 Specific Gravity @ 25C pH (10% aq.) Weight/ Gallon @ 25C Flash Point (Setaflash F) Color (APHA) APPLICATION SUGAR MILL APPLICATION

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


Cear,pale yellow liquid

VALUE Mild
Freely soluble in water,
lower alcohols, ketones and glycols

Odor

49-52 Solubility 0.962 6.5-8.3 8.03 107 125 max.

Low dosage levels of QEMIQUAT 3050 are required to maintain control. Since QEMIQUAT 3050 is so highly concentrated it should be diluted prior to use at a ratio of one part QEMIQUAT 3050 to one part water. The product is quite soluble in dilution water. Use a chemical metering pump, if available, to feed the diluted product at a dosage rate of 5 to 7 ppm based on cane ground. The feed point is on the tandem over bagasse to achieve maximum sanitization. Pump can be made of standard materials of construction. TYPICAL CHEMICAL COMPOSITION % n-Alkyl (C12, 14, C16) Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride................................50 % Water.........................................................................................40 % Ethanol......................................................................................10

STORAGE AND HANDLING Keep out of reach of children. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not get in eyes, skin or on clothing. In case of spillage, flush with plenty of water. Wear goggles, or face shield and rubber gloves when handling QEMIQUAT 3050. STANDARD PACKAGING: 440 lb/200 kg drums
The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
25-Jun-2001

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technical bulletin

QEMIBIOSURF 7150
BIO-SURFACTANT FOR DEXTRAN CONTROL & DECOLORIZING AGENT
QEMIBIOSURF 7150 is a complex mixture of inorganic and organic polymers, cationic in nature. QEMIBIOSURF 7150 synertistic mixture has been proven highly effective in the Cane Sugar Industry to control Dextran in the mixed use, and can also be used effectively as a syrup decolorizing agent. QEMIBIOSURF 7150 approved by FDA 21 CFR 173.60 and is approved by the NSF.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Viscosity Specific Gravity (H20=1) Freezing Point pH Shelf Life

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


Straw to amber liquid

VALUE <0.05%

Residual monomer

100-500 CPS 1.08-1.12 g/ml 20 Degrees F 5.5-6.5 1 year +

APPLICATION QEMIBIOSURF 7150 improves: 1. Juice: Used as a primary coagulant (5-10 ppm) and clarify by using an anionic polymer (2-4 ppm). 2. Color: The product has the property to improve the color of the mixed juice. 3. Filtration: The product will improve filtration in the secondary clarification. The product will also improve the efficiency in belt filters, filter presses or cachaza/filtercake. 4. Reduction: If QEMIBIOSURF 7150 is used in the imbibition water between 4-6 ppm the humidity will be reduced in the bagasse and thereby reduce POL (recovering sugar from loss). 5. Dextran: QEMIBIOSURF 7150 is used to hydrolyze dextran causing it to disappear. There is no need to use a Dextranase which is extremely expensive. Begin dosage at 5 ppm.

Lime Water

Qemibiosurf 7150 (5ppm) Addition point

Qemibiosurf 7150 QEMIZYME AAM (5ppm) Alternative Addition point Addition point Seed crystals

Water

Sugar Cane

Milling

Raw Juice

Primary heater

Holding tank

Secondary heater

Clarifier

Evaporators

Syrup tanks

Vacuum pans

Centrifugals

Raw Sugar

Bagasse

Molasses

STORAGE AND HANDLING


Materials of Construction/Storage: Stainless steel, epoxy or plastic lined carbon steel, FRP, or polyethylene are recommended for storage of this product. Do not use iron or aluminum in any part of the storage or feed system that will come in contact with QEMIBIOSURF 7150. Handling: Full work clothing, rubber gloves and safety glasses are recommended when handling this product. Please consult MSDS prior to use for specific information.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 496 lb/225 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
25-Sep-2000

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technical bulletin

QEMIFLOC VH 1007
FLOCCULANT FOR JUICE CLARIFICATION
QEMIFLOC VH 1007 is a specially designed anionic polymer that is used as a flocculant in the clarification and filtration of sugar cane juice. QEMIFLOC VH 1007 was developed to increase settling rate and thereby reducing the retention time in the clarification stage. We offer two additional Juice Clarification polymers, Qemifloc AP 273 and QemiflocSGR 1062, all offering increased disolution rates and faster settling rates than other conventional flocculants. H owever, the use of these products will depend on local conditions. Therefore laboratory trials are strongly recommended. Approved under FDA - 21 CFR 173.10. Kosher Approved.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Molecular Weight Ionic character Mesh size (mm)` Approx. Bulk Density (g/cc) Stability of Dry Product

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES White powder Brookfield Viscosity @ 5 g/l (cps) Very high Brookfield Viscosity @2.5 g/l (cps) Anionic Brookfield Viscosity @1.0 g/l 1.25 Recommended Concentration (g/l) 0.80 Maximum Concentration (g/l) >12 months Dissolution time in DI water @ 5 g/l, 25C Stability of D.I. solution (days)

VALUE 1800 700 300 3 5 60 minutes 10

APPLICATION Preparation: A 0.1% solution should be prepared (1 kg per 1000 liters of soft water at a temperature of 50-60C) in a mixing tank filled with air spurge pipe, eductor or slow speeed paddle for agitation of no more than 400 rpm. The solution should be aged for a minimum of 2 hours in a holding tank. Enough should be made up for one shift or one day's operation (but no more) as floccualnt solution will lose its activity after 24 hours. Use: QEMIFLOC VH 1007 should be added to the limed juice before entry into the clarifier. Best results are achieved by allowing the flocculant solution 2-3 minutes of gentle mixing with the process stream before entering the clarifier, via an in-line mixer. Recommended dosage 1-3ppm on juice weight.

++Average value given for determinatino of preparation and dosing equipment for which a viscosity 10 times lower can be used.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Storage temperature (C) 0-35 Shelf life (months) - 24

STANDARD PACKAGING: 55 lb/25 kg bags


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
25-Jun-2001

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technical bulletin

QEMIFLOC SGR 1062


FLOCCULANT FOR JUICE CLARIFICATION
QEMIFLOC SGR 1062 is the "newest generation" of flocculants available in the market today for use in the clarification and filtration of sugar cane juice. QEMIFLOC SGR 1062, has a faster dissolution time, and it increases the capacity of juice clarifiers due to its fast settling properties. We offer two additional Juice Clarification polymers, Qemifloc AP 273 and Qemifloc VH 1007, all offering increased disolution rates and faster settling rates than other conventional flocculants. However, the use of these products will depend on local conditions. Therefore laboratory trials are strongly recommended. Approval under FDA - 21 CFR 173.10

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Molecular Weight Ionic Character Mesh Size (mm) Approx. Bulk Density Stability of Dry Product

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES White powder Brookfield Viscosity @ 5 g/l (cps) High Brookfield Viscosity @2.5 g/l (cps) Anionic Brookfield Viscosity @1.0 g/l (cps) 1.25 Recomended Concentration (g/l) 0.80 Maximum concentration (g/l) >12 months Dissolution time in DI water @ 5 g/l, 25C Stability of D.I. solution (days)

VALUE 1600 600 200 3 5 60 minutes 10

APPLICATION Preparation: A 0.1% solution should be prepared (1 kg per 1000 liters of soft water at a temperature of 50-60C) in a mixing tank filled with air spurge pipe, eductor or slow speeed paddle for agitation of no more than 400 rpm. The solution should be aged for a minimum of 2 hours in a holding tank. Enough should be made up for one shift or one day's operation (but no more) as floccualnt solution will lose its activity after 24 hours. Use: QEMIFLOC SGR 1062 should be added to the limed juice before entry into the clarifier. Best results are achieved by allowing the flocculant solution 2-3 minutes of gentle mixing with the process stream before entering the clarifier, via an in-line mixer. Recommended dosage 1-3ppm on juice weight.

++Average value given for determination of preparation and dosing equipment for which a viscosity 10 times lower can be used.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Storage temperature (C) 0-35 Shelf life (months) - 24

STANDARD PACKAGING: 55 lb/25 kg bags


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
13-Sep-2000

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technical bulletin

QEMIDESCAL 900
EVAPORATOR SCALE INHIBITOR
QEMIDESCAL 900 is a polyacrylate, that unlike polyphosphates, has an excellent hydrolytic stability. When used at threshold levels QEMIDESCAL 900 effectively inhibits the precipitation of many scale-forming minerals and also modify the crystal morphology. Both of these properties play key roles in keepingheat exchanger or evaporator surfaces scale-free. QEMIDESCAL 900 series polyacrylates exhibit a threshold inhibition property whereby a few parts per million can stabilize hundreds or thousands of times as many scale-forming ions. Surface absorption of polymers on the growth sites of scale-forming crystalline is the most plausible explanation of the mechanism forcrystal growth inhibitionand distortion. QEMIDESCAL 900 is approved for use under FDA 21 CFR 173.3 and 173.310 guidelines.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Viscosity, 20 rpm (cps) Total Solids pH Molecular weight

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


light amber liquid

VALUE

1000 44.0-46.0 7.0-8.0 5,000

APPLICATION QEMIDESCAL 900 should be fed into the system neat, with the use of a metering/dosifying pump as follows: Multiple Effect Evaporators: 5-8 ppm added to the clarified juice tank. Juice Heat Exchangers : 3-5 ppm added to the main feeding tubes Pans: a dosage of 7 ppm based on weight of the massecuite

STORAGE AND HANDLING Wear rubber gloves and safety goggles when handling. In case of skin or eye contact, wash off with soap and water and seek medical attention. Very low temperatures in storage may result in the thickening of the product. Restoration to room temperature will fluidize the product.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 525 lb/238 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
22-Jun-1999

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technical bulletin

QEMIDESCAL 925
EVAPORATOR SCALE INHIBITOR
QEMIDESCAL 925 is a branched polymer produced by a patented manufacturing process. This unique process imparts greater thermal stability and dispersive capability to QEMIDESCAL 925 compared to similar products, including other QEMIDESCAL dispersants. This gives users the opportunity to enjoy equal or grater results at lower dosages; or to operate under more severe conditions e.g. - increased cycles -- without increased risk of scaling or fouling. QEMIDESCAL 925 has proven to be effective in preventing scale formation in sugar factory evaporators.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES pH Density lbs/gal @ 25C % total solids

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES 6.0-8.0 Viscosity (Brookfield @ 25C) 11.0 mol. weight 43

VALUE 100-500 4000-5000

APPLICATION QEMIDESCAL 925 is specifically designed to control deposition of commonly - encountered particulate matter, as well as to inhibit deposition carbonate and sulfate scales across a broad range of pH, temperature and water hardness. Add 6-8 ppm to the clarified juice prior to the first evaporator. Approved under FDA 21 CFR 173.73 QEMIDESCAL 925 is also approved under FDA 2 1CFR 173.310 (Boiler Water Additives).

STORAGE AND HANDLING QEMIDESCAL 925 should be stored in a temperature controlled environment. This products is freeze-thaw stable. However, if frozen, product must be thoroughly mixed prior to use.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 55 gallon polyethylene drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
24-Jan-2001

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technical bulletin

QEMICORR IN-3
CORROSION INHIBITOR
QEMICORR IN-3 is a special organic, liquid, cationic corrosion inhibitor blend designed to inhibit the attack of Hydrochloric Acid (muriatic acid) on copper, brass, iron and steel during industrial cleaning applications. QEMICORR IN-3 is a low foaming, fast penetrating product that demonstrates excellent film forming properties and stability in acid systems. The addition of QEMICORR IN-3 to hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid) solutions provides maximum protection to equipment during removal of lime deposits or water scale from plant boilers, piping systems and evaporating equpment.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance @ 25C pH (as is) @ 20C Specific Gravity @ 25C Flash Point, PMCC (F) % Active

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


clear yellow liquid

VALUE

9.3 1.02 >200 70

APPLICATION The hydrochloric acid solution inhibited with QEMICORR IN-3 is best circulated through the equipment to be cleaned. When circulation cannot be accomplished, the equipment should be filled with the inhibited acid and allowed to react for sufficient time to remove the objectionable deposits. We recommended starting dosage is 0.2-0.4% based on the weight of the product, which can be increased or decreased as required in your operation. The dosage can be best calculated by running a small laboratory trial prior to cleaning. We have found optimum dosages between 0.6%-1.2% based on the HCL solution. If heating of equipment or acid solution is desired to speed the cleaning action, it shoudl be done prior to the starting of the cleaning operation. However, keep in mind that at higher temperatures, there may be a need to increase the dosage of QEMICORR IN-3. QEMICORR IN -3 should be added either to the concentrated hydrochloric adic shortly before dilution, o r to the diluted acid. In either case, rememer to mix the product thoroughy with the acid by stirring or agitation.

STORAGE AND HANDLING QEMICORR IN-3 may cause eye or skin irritation upon prolonged contact. Prevent contact with skin or eyes. In case of contact, flush eyes or skin with plenty of water.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 451 lb/205 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
22-Jun-2001

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technical bulletin

QEMI PH 14
CAUSTIC CLEANING ADDITIVE
QEMI PH 14 is a non-ionic, low foaming concentrated surfactant blend. It demonstrates excellent stability to salts, and is very stable at high pH and high temperatures. The unique surface active properties and ability to be soluble in water, in highly alkaline solutions and partially soluble in concentrated liquid caustic solutions makes QEMI PH 14 an ideal surfactant in heavy duty liquid cleaning formulations. QEMI PH 14 is recommended for highly alkaline cleaning of evaporators and many other hard surface cleaning applications.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance pH (as is) @ 20C Specific Gravity Flash Point, PMCC (F)

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


clear amber liquid

VALUE

7.5 1.08 >300

APPLICATION Recommended Dosages: For Sugar Mill Evaporators, we recommend a dosage of 1 kg per cubic meter as a start point, increasing the amount as deemed necessary in accordance to the severity of the scale.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Store in well ventilated areas at temperatures below 120F. Partially used containers should be resealed between uses for maximum product stability.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 458 lb/208 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
22-Jun-2001

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technical bulletin

QEMI PH 4
ACID PAN CLEANING ADDITIVE
QEMI PH 4 has been specially designed for use as a convenient economical cleaning agent to remove scale and corrosion in Pan Boiler in Sugar Mills, allowing for the most efficient use of the equipment. This product can be used in other Industries where a thorough cleaning is desirable. QEMI PH 4's combination of acid and moisturizing additives make this a powerful product that leaves surfaces free of scaling.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance at 25C Boiling Point, F Solubility in water @ 25C Specific Gravity @25C Vapor Pressure, mm Hg @ 25C Vapor Density, (Air=1) Volatiles, %, by volume

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES clear liquid Flash Point, PMCC, F 212 soluble 1.60 >1 >1 10 typical

VALUE >200

APPLICATION QEMI PH 4 is a product that is superior to the conventional sulfamic based products, and its application does not require the addition of corrosion inhibitors. Prior cleaning, all surfaces must be washed thoroughly with water in order to eliminate any alkaline residues that could neutralize the product. The dosage will vary depending on the quality and quantity of deposits in the different parts of the system. QEMI PH 4 can be added in its granular form or can be diluted into a 10% solution using good quality potable water. The quantity of QEMI PH 4 required depends on the severity of scale and corrosion, size of pans or other heating systems. Under normal conditions, a starting point should be about 10% acid solutions of pH and 90% of good quality hot potable water. (ideally solutions should be warmed up to 85C).

STORAGE AND HANDLING QEMI PH 4 is a moderatley acid product specially blended with a surfactant. All normal precautions should be tanken in handling low concentrationsof acidic products. It is not corrosive if used in 5-10% concentrations.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 575 lb/261 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
22-Jun-2001

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technical bulletin

QEMI PH 2
DRY ACID EVAPORATOR CLEANING ADDITIVE
QEMI PH2 evaporator acid cleaners have been specifically designed for use as convenient, economical, and safe cleaning agents to remove scale in the evaporators, vacuum pans and heat exchangers of the sugar industry, permitting the most efficient use of the equipment. The products can also be used in other industries where a safe cleaning is desirable.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Form pH 1% Solution Solubility in Water

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


free flowing granules

VALUE

>2.0 complete

APPLICATION Directions for Use: The quantity of QEMI PH2 required depends on the severity of the scale, size of the evaporators or other heating surfaces. Under normal conditions, a starting point should be 10 grams per sq ft of heating surface in the first three evaporator bodies and 40 grams per sq ft in the last body. A little experience with the individual system will establish the optimum concentrations of QEMI PH2

STORAGE AND HANDLING


The products are stable for a long period if stored in dry conditions. Solutions of QEMI PH2 are highly acidic and all normal precautions in handling strong acids should be of resistant materials such as 316 stainless steel, polyethylene, glass, etc. Precautions should be taken when handling all acids. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or clothing. Wear goggles or face shields and rubber gloves when handling. Harmful if swallowed! In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water and contact a physician.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 500 lb/227 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
13-Sep-2000

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMIFLOC SE
FLOCCULANT FOR SYRUP CLARIFICATION
QEMIFLOC SE is a medium to high molecular weight, slightly anionic flocculant in a highly active powder form. This product is recommended for the clarification of high concentrated liquids, as in refinery liquors or syrup, in the process of clarification, particularly for the production of direct consumption sugar. The product often works at very low dosages. The use of jar tests helps to establish correct dosage levels. Approved under FDA 173.10 TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Molecular Weight Ionic Character Mesh Size (mm) Stability of the dry product in months VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES white powder Brookfield Viscosity @ 5 g/l (cps) medium to high Brookfield Viscosity @2.5 g/l (cps) Anionic Brookfield Viscosity @1.0 g/l (cps) 1.25 Recommended Concentration (g/l) >12 months Maximum Concentration (g/l)
Dissolution time in DI water @ 5g/l, 25C

VALUE 700 350 120 5 10 90 minutes 10

Stability of DI solution (days) APPLICATION Preparation: A 0.1% solution should be prepared (1 kg per 1000 liters of soft water at a temperature of 50-60C) in a mixing tank filled with air spurge pipe, eductor or slow speeed paddle for agitation of no more than 400 rpm. The solution should be aged for a minimum of 2 hours in a holding tank. Enough should be made up for one shift or one day's operation (but no more) as floccualnt solution more than24 hours old will lose its activity. Once the solution is prepared, proceed as follows: Using a metering pump, add 8-10 ppm (based on sugar solids) into the normal process stream of raw sugar prroduction, just prior to the aeration equipment, in order to ensure a homogeneous mix of the flocculant. The clarification and purification of syrup and refined liquor is complemented with the previous application of our decolorizing agents, such as Qemiclar VLC (please refer to technical bulletin for further reference).

STORAGE AND HANDLING Flocculants are hygroscopic. Store in a dry place at temperatures below 35C. Do not store outside. Spillages should be cleaned up rapidly, surfaces become very slippery. Hazardous if flocculants are spread on the floor.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 55 lb/25 kg polyethylene bags


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
23-Jul-2001

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMIFLOC AH 1010
FLOCCULANT FOR SYRUP CLARIFICATION
QEMIFLOC AH 1010 is a high molecular weight, slightly anionic flocculant in a highly active powder form. This product is recommended for the clarification of high concentrated liquids, as in refinery liquors or syrup, in the process of clarification, particularly for the production of direct consumption sugar. The product often works at very low dosages. The use of jar tests helps to establish correct dosage levels. Approved under FDA 173.10 Kosher Approved

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Molecular Weight Ionic Character Mesh Size (mm) Stability of the dry product in months

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES White powder Brookfield Viscosity @ 5 g/l (cps) High Brookfield Viscosity @ 2.5 g/l (cps) Anionic Brookfield Viscosity @ 1 g/l (cps) 1.25 Recommended Concentration (g/l) >12 months Maximum Concentration (g/l)
dissolution time in DI water @ 5g/l, 25C

VALUE 950 450 150 5 10 90 minutes 10

Stability of D.I. solution (days) APPLICATION Preparation: A 0.1% solution should be prepared (1 kg per 1000 liters of soft water at a temperature of 50-60C) in a mixing tank filled with air spurge pipe, eductor or slow speeed paddle for agitation of no more than 400 rpm. The solution should be aged for a minimum of 2 hours in a holding tank. Enough should be made up for one shift or one day's operation (but no more) as floccualnt solution more than24 hours old will lose its activity. Once the solution is prepared, proceed as follows: Using a metering pump, add 8-10 ppm (based on sugar solids) into the normal process stream of raw sugar prroduction, just prior to the aeration equipment, in order to ensure a homogeneous mix of the flocculant. The clarification and purification of syrup and refined liquor is complemented with the previous application of our decolorizing agents, such as Qemiclar VLC (please refer to technical bulletin for further reference).

STORAGE AND HANDLING Flocculants are hygroscopic. Store in a dry place at a temperature below 35C. Do not store outside. Spillage should be cleaned up rapidly, surfaces become slippery. Hazardous if flocculants are spread on the floor.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 55 lb/25 kg polyethylene bags


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
28-Sep-2000

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMIFLOC MPM 1032


FLOCCULANT FOR SYRUP CLARIFICATION
QEMIFLOC MPM 1032 is a medium molecular weight, slightly anionic flocculant in a highly active powder form. This product is recommended for the clarification of high concentrated liquids, as in refinery liquors or syrup, in the process of clarification, particularly for the production of direct consumption sugar. The product often works at very low dosages. The use of jar tests helps to establish correct dosage levels. Approved under FDA 173.10 TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Molecular Weight Ionic character Mesh Size (mm) Stability of the dry product in months VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES White Powder Brookfield Viscosity @ 5 g/l (cps) Medium Brookfield Viscosity @ 2.5 g/l (cps) Anionic Brookfield Viscosity @ 1.0 g/l (cps) 1.25 Recommended concentration (g/l) >12 months Maximum concentration (g/l)
Dissolution time (minutes) in DI water @ 5 g/l , 25C

VALUE 1250 450 170 8 10 60 10

Stability of D.I. solutions (days) APPLICATION Preparation: A 0.1% solution should be prepared (1 kg per 1000 liters of soft water at a temperature of 50-60C) in a mixing tank filled with air spurge pipe, eductor or slow speeed paddle for agitation of no more than 400 rpm. The solution should be aged for a minimum of 2 hours in a holding tank. Enough should be made up for one shift or one day's operation (but no more) as floccualnt solution more than24 hours old will lose its activity. Once the solution is prepared, proceed as follows: Using a metering pump, add 8-10 ppm (based on sugar solids) into the normal process stream of raw sugar prroduction, just prior to the aeration equipment, in order to ensure a homogeneous mix of the flocculant. The clarification and purification of syrup and refined liquor is complemented with the previous application of our decolorizing agents, such as Qemiclar VLC (please refer to technical bulletin for further reference).

STORAGE AND HANDLING Flocculants are hygroscopic. Store in a dry place at temperatures below 35C. Do not store outside. Spillages should be cleaned up rapidly, surfaces become very slippery. Hazardous if flocculants are spread on the floor.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 55 lb/25 kg polyethylene bags


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
22-Jun-1999

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMICLAR VLC
DECOLORIZING AGENT
QEMICLAR VLC is a cationic polyelectrolite in liquid form used as a decolorizing agent and/or flocculant in the clarification of raw or refinery sugar liquors, syrups and juices. Approved by FDA 21 CFR 173.60 Approved by NSF for Potable Water

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Molecular Weight Solids (%) pH Shelf Life @ 25C (years) Specific Gravity Storage Temperature (C)

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES amber liquid high 34.0-36.0 4-5 1 1.08-1.13 0-35

VALUE

APPLICATION Preparation: QEMICLAR VLC must be diluted by 20% with good quality water. Do not mix any other products or additives and do not use in conjunction with oxidizing agents that will inhibit the efficiency of the polymer. Dosage of the product is then calculated between 60-120 ppm based on sugar solids and turbidity. Simple jar tests will enable to determine the optimum dosage. QEMICLAR VLC should then be added to the process stream of the syrup or raw liquor in order to allow for a homogeneous mix and increased contact with the fluid, before continuing with the normal phosphate and other treatments. We recommend that this product be used in conjunction with any of the Anionic flocculants recommended for syrup clarification. See technical bulletins for any of such products, such as Qemifloc AH 1010.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Shake carefully before sampling. Spillages should be cleaned up immediately. Surfaces become very slippery.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 496 lb/225 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
13-Sep-2000

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMITREAT SEP
DECOLORIZING AGENT
QEMITREAT SEP is a special liquid cationic polyelectrolite in concentrated form used as a decolorizing agent and/or flocculant in the clarification of refinery sugar liquors, syrups, and juices. It is also very effective in manufacturing 'blanco directo' or very low color sugar. Approved by FDA 21 CFR 173.60. Approved by NSF for Potable Water Treatment Applications TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance pH Viscosity (CPS) Solubility in Water Storage Temperature (C) Specific gravity @ 25C Solid (%) VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES
Amber colored liquid

VALUE 12+ -18 High

Shelf-Life @ 10-40 C Months

4-5 Freezing Point C 10,000-20,000 Molecular Weight Complete 0-35 1.10-1.20 48.5-50.0

APPLICATION This product is highly concentrated. For proper use please dilute and activate the product by using good quality water (QEMITREAT SEP 30%/Water70%). The diluted product should be used at 30 ppm on the remelt liquor or on syrup as it may be necessary. For refined sugar we find that 180 ppm to 240 ppm would be necessary in the syrup or remelt clarifier. The 2nd step would be to use a low anionic polymer at 8 to 10 ppm. Each mill and system vary so one must try and set the dosage.

STORAGE AND HANDLING


Storage: Do not store in mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum or brass containers. Polyethylene, polypropylene or fiberglass containers are recommend. Handling: Use gloves , boots, protective suits, full head and face protection. Do not wear contact lenses. Promptly remove soiled clothing. Emergency eye was and safety showers should be available. When cleaning or repairing equipment contaminated with this material, total encapsulating impervious suits, gloves and boots must be wornto prevent any contact.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 497 lb/226 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
13-Sep-2000

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMITREAT SE
DECOLORIZING AGENT
QEMITREAT SE is a cationic polyelectrolyte in concentrated liquid form. QEMITREAT SE is used as a decolorizing agent and/or flocculant in the clarification of refinery sugar liquors, syrups and juices; also very effective in manufacturing 'Blanco Directo' or very low color sugar. Approved by FDA 21 CFR 173.60 (sugar liquor decolorization and clarification). NSF approved for use in Potable Water treatment applications. TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Specific Gravity pH Solid (%) Storage Temperature (C) Viscosity (cps) Freezing Point (C) VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES
amber colored liquid

VALUE 12 complete 100

Shelf Life (months)

1.10-1.20 Solubility in Water 4-5 Boiling Point (C) 45 0-35 10000-20000 -02

APPLICATION Preparation: QEMITREAT SE must be diluted by 20% with good quality water. Do not mix any other products or additives and do not use in conjunction with oxidizing agents that will inhibit the efficiency of the polymer. Dosage of the product is then calculated between 60-120 ppm based on sugar solids and turbidity. Simple jar tests will enable to determine the optimum dosage. QEMITREAT SE should then be added to the process stream of the syrup or raw liquor in order to allow for a homogeneous mix and increased contact with the fluid, before continuing with the normal phosphate and other treatments. We recommend that this product be used in conjunction with any of the Anionic flocculants recommended for syrup clarification. See technical bulletins for any of such products, such as Qemifloc AH 1010.

STORAGE AND HANDLING


Handling: Use gloves, boots, protective suits, full head and face protection. Do not wear contact lenses. Promptly remove soiled clothing. Emergency eye wash and safety showers should be available. When cleaning or repairing equipment contaminated with this material, total encapsulating impervious suits, gloves and boots must be worn to prevent any contact. Materials of construction/Storage: Do not store in mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum or brass containers. Polyethylene, polypropylene or fiberglass containers are recommended. Non hazardous and non placarded.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 497 lb/226 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
13-Sep-2000

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMIBIOSURF 7150
BIO-SURFACTANT FOR DEXTRAN CONTROL & DECOLORIZING AGENT
QEMIBIOSURF 7150 is a complex mixture of inorganic and organic polymers, cationic in nature. QEMIBIOSURF 7150 synertistic mixture has been proven highly effective in the Cane Sugar Industry to control Dextran in the mixed use, and can also be used effectively as a syrup decolorizing agent. QEMIBIOSURF 7150 approved by FDA 21 CFR 173.60 and is approved by the NSF.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance Viscosity Specific Gravity (H20=1) Freezing Point pH Shelf Life

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


Straw to amber liquid

VALUE <0.05%

Residual monomer

100-500 CPS 1.08-1.12 g/ml 20 Degrees F 5.5-6.5 1 year +

APPLICATION QEMIBIOSURF 7150 improves: 1. Juice: Used as a primary coagulant (5-10 ppm) and clarify by using an anionic polymer (2-4 ppm). 2. Color: The product has the property to improve the color of the mixed juice. 3. Filtration: The product will improve filtration in the secondary clarification. The product will also improve the efficiency in belt filters, filter presses or cachaza/filtercake. 4. Reduction: If QEMIBIOSURF 7150 is used in the imbibition water between 4-6 ppm the humidity will be reduced in the bagasse and thereby reduce POL (recovering sugar from loss). 5. Dextran: QEMIBIOSURF 7150 is used to hydrolyze dextran causing it to disappear. There is no need to use a Dextranase which is extremely expensive. Begin dosage at 5 ppm.

Lime Water

Qemibiosurf 7150 (5ppm) Addition point

Qemibiosurf 7150 QEMIZYME AAM (5ppm) Alternative Addition point Addition point Seed crystals

Water

Sugar Cane

Milling

Raw Juice

Primary heater

Holding tank

Secondary heater

Clarifier

Evaporators

Syrup tanks

Vacuum pans

Centrifugals

Raw Sugar

Bagasse

Molasses

STORAGE AND HANDLING


Materials of Construction/Storage: Stainless steel, epoxy or plastic lined carbon steel, FRP, or polyethylene are recommended for storage of this product. Do not use iron or aluminum in any part of the storage or feed system that will come in contact with QEMIBIOSURF 7150. Handling: Full work clothing, rubber gloves and safety glasses are recommended when handling this product. Please consult MSDS prior to use for specific information.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 496 lb/225 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
25-Sep-2000

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMIPAN AID
CRYSTALLIZING AID
QEMIPAN AID is a special additive designed to improve sugar end operations. Its uses can increase sugar yield and lower molasses purity, improve purging, reduce pan boiling and centrifugation time, improve massecuite fluidity, speed graining, and form sharper crystals. QEMIPAN AID is made to comply with FDA regulations. CFR 21 no. 172-810. ACTIVE INGREDIENT: DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE AND FOOD GRADE ESTER

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance @ 25C Specific Gravity @ 25C Acid No. Classification Viscosity @ 25C (cps)

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


amber color oily liquid

VALUE

~1 6.1 non-ionic ~2980

APPLICATION Recommended Use for Pans: Use 1 liter of QEMIPAN AID additive for each 250 HL (1000 cubic feet) of 'A' or 'B' massecuite. The product should be dispersed in 1-3 gallons of water and added to the boiling pan in three shots: one at the start of boiling, one when the strike is approximately 2/3 of its volume, and the final application about 10 to 15 minutes before closing the feeding for brixing up. Use 3/4 of a liter of QEMIPAN AID for each 1000 cubic feet of 'C' massecuite. Add 1/2 of the solution at the start of boiling and the remainder just before dropping the massecuite. The product can be predispersed with water for ease of application. Recommended Use for Crystallizers (Lubrication): Use QEMIPAN AID to improve fluidity. Make a solution of 2 liters of QEMIPAN AID in 200 liters (50 gallons) of water. In continuous crystallizers, add the solution constantly at the center of the system where the massecuite has reached its lowest temperature. Add the solution at a rate of 200 liters per 250 HL (50 gallons per 1000 cubic feet) of massecuite. In batch crystallizers, add 200 liters per 250 HL of massecuite. Should more fluidity be required for better purging at a lower temperature, part of the solution should be dripped on the massecuite just before it enters the C mixer.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Avoid contact with eyes or prolonged contact with skin. In case of skin or eye contact, wash off with water. Store at ambient temperature avoiding temperature extremes.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 496 lb/225 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
22-Jun-1999

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMI CB-6
CRYSTALLIZING AID
QEMI CB 6 is a low foam non-ionic surfactant additive for sugar crystallization with excellent wetting properties and crystallization aid for Raw and Refined Sugar. It can be used neat or disperse with water. QEMI CB 6 is a low foam surfactant which improves boiling rate. Helps to form better crystallization. It is used in the mingler of a refined sugar process to wash out the adherent molasses on the sugar grains. It reduces viscosity of the boiling magma andcan increase the brix to obtain more sugar grains. It helps better recovery of sugar, and thus reduces the purity of Final Molasses. Qemi CB 6 helps to improve the recirculation of the Magma, so boiling improves in the pan, better heat transmission, avoid false grains, and reduce the time of boiling in thepan. Qemi CB 6 complies with FDA Regulations.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance @ 25C Specific Gravity Activity

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES Amber Liquid 1.05 95%

VALUE

APPLICATION QEMI CB-6 should be fed directly to the pans at a rate of 1 ltg. Per 10 M3 dispersed in water (1 Lt. CB-6 + 4 Lts. Water). As the purity of the juice decreases, it may be necessary to adjust the quantity and feed more product. No matter how much it is used, the benefits of QEMI CB-6 will be noted immediately as it will reduce the surface tension of syrup and massecuite. It will improve the circulation of the vacuum pans and will allow for the production of better sugar crystals.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Keep container closed and stored away from heat, sparks and open flame.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 460 lb/209 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
22-Jun-1999

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMISURF 44
CRYSTALLIZING AID
QEMISURF 44 additive is a non-ionic surfactant designed to improve sugar end operations. Its uses can increase sugar yield and lower molasses purity, improve purging, reduce pan boiling and centrifugation time, improve massecuite fluidity, speed graining, and form sharper crystals. This product is widely used in the U.S. Sugar Industries both for raw and refined sugar. QEMISURF 44 is made to comply with FDA regulations. CFR 21 CH1 FDA # 172.856 (Page 83) 1995.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance @ 25C Specific Gravity @ 25C Acid No. Classification Viscosity @ 25C (cps)

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


amber color oily liquid

VALUE

~1 1.0-2.5 non-ionic ~500

APPLICATION Recommended Use for Pans: Use 1 liter of QEMISURF 44 additive for each 250 HL (1000 cubic feet) of 'A' or 'B' massecuite. The product should be dispersed in 1-3 gallons of water and added to the boiling pan in three shots: one at the start of boiling, one when the strike is approximately 2/3 of its volume, and the final application about 10 to 15 minutes before closing the feeding for brixing up. Use 3/4 of a liter of QEMISURF 44 for each 1000 cubic feet of 'C' massecuite. Add 1/2 of the solution at the start of boiling and the remainder just before dropping the massecuite. The product can be predispersed with water for ease of application. Recommended Use for Crystallizers (Lubrication): Use QEMISURF 44 to improve fluidity. Make a solution of 2 liters of QEMISURF 44 in 200 liters (50 gallons) of water. In continuous crystallizers, add the solution constantly at the center of the system where the massecuite has reached its lowest temperature. Add the solution at a rate of 200 liters per 250 HL (50 gallons per 1000 cubic feet) of massecuite. In batch crystallizers, add 200 liters per 250 HL of massecuite. Should more fluidity be required for better purging at a lower temperature, part of the solution should be dripped on the massecuite just before it enters the C mixer.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Avoid contact with eyes or prolonged contact with skin. In case of skin or eye contact, wash off with water. Store at ambient temperature avoiding temperature extremes.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 460 lb/209 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
22-Jun-1999

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMI DF 8243
SILICONE DEFOAMER
QEMI DF 8243 food grade silicone defoamer is a water dilutable silicone material that can be used to suppress foam in processing non standardized foods. It contains 30% active silicone defoamer in a nonionic emulsion and can be used in quantities up to 33 ppm on the basis of 'prior sanction' under FDA regulations. Approved under FDA 21 CFR 173.340.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Active Defoamer (%) Color Emulsifier Specific Gravity at 25C pH Suitable diluent Sherlf life

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES 30 cream white nonionic 1.0 7.5 water


6-12 months in original sealed container

VALUE

APPLICATION Use: QEMI DF 8243 should always be diluted with water or with a portion of the foamer before adding it to the system. Concentration: Although it should be diluted before use, concentration (ppm) in the defoamer are expressed in terms of the product supplied. Only 5 to 25 parts per million are normally required. As a start point for evaluation work, add enough diluted antifoam to give a concentration of 10 ppm. Dilution: First, stir or agitate QEMI DF 8243 antifoam emulsion before removing it from the shipping container. Then, dilute the required amount of antifoam with three volumes of water or foamer. Slowly add the water (or foamer) and stir gently until a uniform mixture is obtained. Add the diluted antifoam to the foaming system and stir or agitate to insure complete dispersion and effective foam control.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Storage: Use the diluted antifoam within eight hours. Longer storage may cause the emulsion to break and lose antifoam efficiency. If longer storage is necessary, stir the mixture frequently. QEMI DF 8243 contains water, freezing should be prevented. The product should be stored at temperatures between 5C - 35C, however, it is recommended that it is stirred before use to assure uniformity of emulsion. Shelf life for this product is 6 - 12 months . STANDARD PACKAGING: 440 lb/200 kg drums
The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
13-Sep-2000

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMI DF 230 FG
SILICONE DEFOAMER
QEMI DF 230 FG food grade silicone defoamer is a water dilutable silicone material that can be used to suppress foam in processing non standardized foods. It contains 30% active silicone defoamer in a nonionic emulsion and can be used in quantities up to 33 ppm on the basis of 'prior sanction' under FDA regulations. Approved under FDA 21 CFR 173.340. This product is Kosher approved.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Active Defoamer (%) Color Emulsifier Specific Gravity at 25C pH Suitable diluent Sherlf life

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES 30 cream white nonionic 1.0 7.5 water


6-12 months in original sealed container

VALUE

APPLICATION Use: QEMI DF 230 FG should always be diluted with water or with a portion of the foamer before adding it to the system. Concentration: Although it should be diluted before use, concentration (ppm) in the defoamer are expressed in terms of the product supplied. Only 5 to 25 parts per million are normally required. As a start point for evaluation work, add enough diluted antifoam to give a concentration of 10 ppm. Dilution: First, stir or agitate QEMI DF 230 FG antifoam emulsion before removing it from the shipping container. Then, dilute the required amount of antifoam with three volumes of water or foamer. Slowly add the water (or foamer) and stir gently until a uniform mixture is obtained. Add the diluted antifoam to the foaming system and stir or agitate to insure complete dispersion and effective foam control.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Storage: Use the diluted antifoam within eight hours. Longer storage may cause the emulsion to break and lose antifoam efficiency. If longer storage is necessary, stir the mixture frequently. QEMI DF 8243 contains water, freezing should be prevented. The product should be stored at temperatures between 5C - 35C, however, it is recommended that it is stirred before use to assure uniformity of emulsion. Shelf life for this product is 6 - 12 months . STANDARD PACKAGING: 440 lb/200 kg drums
The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
13-Sep-2000

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

technical bulletin

QEMI DF 8121
ORGANIC DEFOAMER
QEMI DF 8121 is a ready to use 100% active organic defoamer which contains no water or solvents to cut the activity. It has demonstrated excellent performance in the following applications: fermentation, distillation, paper processing, latex and adhesives, as well as effluent processing. It is a long lasting, fast penetrating system that demonstrates excellent stability to salts, pH change, and temperature.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Specific Gravity @ 25C pH (5% aq.) @ 20C Viscosity @ 25C (cps) Appearance @ 25C Flash Point, PMCC (F)

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES 0.97 7.0 300


clear yellow liquid

VALUE

>200

APPLICATION The recommended dosage is to start testing at 1000 ppm and move up or down in use level as needed. The principle market of use for QEMI DF 8121 is in fermentation, distillation, and sugar processing.

STORAGE AND HANDLING

STANDARD PACKAGING: 430 lb/295 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
19-Jul-1999

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

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QEMI DF 8322
ORGANIC DEFOAMER
QEMI DF 8322 is a ready to use 100% active organic defoamer which contains no water or solvents to cut the activity. QEMI DF 8322 has demonstrated excellent performance in the following industrial applications: fermentation, distillation, paper processing, latex and adhesives, as well as effluent processing. It is a low foaming, fast penetrating system that demonstrates excellent stability to salts, pH change and temperature.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Appearance @ 25C Specific Gravity @ 25C pH (5% aq.) @ 20C Flash Point (PMCC) F Viscosity @ 25C CPS

VALUE TYPICAL PROPERTIES


White opaque liquid

VALUE 100

Active Content (%)

0.83 7.0 >200 100-500

APPLICATION The recommended dosage is to start testing at 1000 ppm and move up or down in use level as needed. The principle market of use for QEMI DF 8322 is in alcohol fermentation and distillation.

STORAGE AND HANDLING Review the material safety data sheet prior to handling.

STANDARD PACKAGING: 380 lb/173 kg drums


The information given herein is believed to be reliable. However, no guarantee is made or liability assumed. Qemi International, Inc. does not know of all of the uses to which its productsmay be utilized or the condition of use. Therefore, Qemi International makes no warranty concerning the fitness or suitability of the product fora particular useor purpose.
19-Jul-1999

800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120 Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA (281) 359-8188 (281) 359-8192 fax www.qemi.com

World Headquarters
Qemi International, Incorporated 800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120

Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA info@qemi.com

(281)359-8188

(281)359-8192 fax

www.qemi.com

A f f i l i a te
Nova-Tech International, Incorporated Chemical process equipment 800 Rockmead Drive, Suite 120

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HVAC products for preventative maintenance

Kingwood, Texas 77339 USA

(281)359-8188

(281)359-8192 fax

info@novatech-usa.com

www.novatech-usa.com

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