Iwaki America pumps are great for the addition of Sulfuric and Caustic during the starch conversion or liquefaction stage. Iwaki America pumps are used in the biofuel production process, they are used for the addition of sulfuric acid and caustic chemicals during the starch conversion or liquefaction stage.
Starch Conversion stage involves breaking down starch into fermentable sugars, which can be further processed into bioethanol. Sulfuric acid is commonly used to hydrolyze the starch and facilitate the conversion process. Caustic chemicals, such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, are then added to neutralize the acidic conditions created by sulfuric acid and adjust the pH level for optimal enzymatic activity during fermentation. Pumps are essential for accurately and precisely adding these chemicals in the required quantities, ensuring proper mixing and uniform distribution throughout the process. They enable controlled and efficient chemical addition, which is crucial for achieving high conversion rates and maximizing bioethanol production in the biofuel industry.