Improved impregnation efficiency and pulp yield of softwood kraft pulp by high effective alkali charge in the impregnation stage
2016 (English)In: Holzforschung, Vol. 70, no 11, 1031-1037 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A pulp yield increase up to 2% can be achieved by impregnation with a liquor containing 2 M effective alkali (EA) concentration instead of 1 M. The yield increase is due to higher cellulose and glucomannan contents in the pulp, which can be rationalized by less yield loss by peeling, as impregnation is more effective at an elevated EA level. A rapid loading of chips with alkali can be realized due to a high diffusion rate. When the temperature becomes higher in the cooking stage, enough alkali is available for delignification reactions without the risk of alkali depletion in the chip core, so that the delignification is more homogeneous.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 70, no 11, 1031-1037 p.
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-26206DOI: 10.1515/hf-2016-0020ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84994176220OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-26206DiVA: diva2:1049682
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