The Sugar Engineers

Supersaturation Co-efficient

The supersaturation co-efficient is the mass fraction of sucrose in water divided by the mass fraction of sucrose in water in a saturated solution at a given temperature. It shows whether a solution is unsaturated (<1) or saturated (=1) or superaturated (>1)

The graphs below show the super saturation coefficient as a function of temperature for various brixes and purities. You can do online calculations of the supersaturation coefficent by entering the data required below. Select the parameter to be used as the graph's x-axis by clicking the appropriate radio button

Sugar Solution

Tables of supersaturation co-efficient are available in Sugar Technologists Manual by Z. Bubnik, P. Kadlec, D. Urban, M. Bruhns available from