Glucose syrup also known as confectioner's glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolysis of starch, which can be produced from cassava, potato , wheat , rice and other starch source material. Corn syrup production steps introduce the way of how to make glucose syrup from corn starch.
Corn syrup production steps as bellow:
1st step Mixing Slurry
Put the corn starch powder and certain water into the mixing tank for corn syrup production steps, then put in enzyme, keep on particular standard temperature and PH value as specified, waiting for some time, then transport to next work section.
2nd step Injector Liquefaction
The mixed corn starch powder milk is sent to buffer tank then liquefied by jet cooker with the aid of enzymeat high temperaturein regular time.
Corn syrup production steps
3rd step Filter Press Deproteinization
Because of inside of the corn starch slurry contains a certain percentage of protein, so the slurry need pumping into the press filter for corn syrup production steps, after press the slurry, the syrup will flow into the slot for next saccharification process, the protein will stay inside the filter machine and then discharged for sale.
4th step Saccharification
The liquefied material is sent to enzyme saccharification tank for reaction. Maintain at specific temperature for some time, the syrup will transfer to glucose syrup with the required DE value .
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th steps is the first part of corn syrup production steps, which complete the process of starch hydrolysis and get required DE syrup.
Corn syrup production
5th step Decolorization in corn syrup production steps
After LAB testing that make sure we have got required DE value syrup, all the glucose syrup is pumped into the decoloration tanks, at uniform temperature, put in the activated carbon mixing with the glucose syrup, usually have to make twice to get pure glucose syrup.
6th step Filter Press Decarburization
The glucose syrup with activated carbon will be pumped into the press filter, after press the clean glucose syrup will flow into the buffer tank, the activated carbon will stay inside the filter and then discharged outside in corn syrup production steps.
Ion exchange column
7th step Ion Exchange
The clean glucose syrup pumping into the ion exchange columns, inside the column resin will attract all the cation and anion and other small electron, then will get very pure glucose syrup for people eating. This equipment always is used for high quality product.
5th, 6th and 7th steps is the second part of corn syrup production steps. In the first part, we get required DE value of crude sugar solution which still contains certain organic and inorganic impurities. The second part is to remove and eliminate impurities and get pure corn syrup.
8th step Evaporation process in corn syrup production steps
The pure and clean glucose syrup have very low density, the triple effect evaporator can evaporate frucotse inside water to outside increase density at very short time. Then pump the glucose syrup into thesingle-concentrate of evaporator continue evaporate water for concentrating to reach the required DS as final product.
Corn syrup evaporation
8th step evaporation is the last part of corn syrup production steps. In the second part, we get pure corn syrup with required DE value. The last part is to remove excessive water and get certain density corn syrup, which we usually call DS value.
To sum up, corn syrup production steps can be divided into three parts: starch hydrolysis and sugar production, impurities removing, evaporate water and get required DS value syrup.