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Surface sediments formation during auto-hydrolysis and its effects on the benzene-alcohol extractive, absorbability and chemical pulping properties of hydrolyzed acacia wood chips
- Shi, Haiqiang, Zhou, Miaofang, Li, Chao, Sheng, Xueru, Yang, Qian, Li, Na, Niu, Meihong
- Bioresource technology 2019 v.289 pp. 121604
- Acacia, autohydrolysis, kraft pulping, lignin content, pulp, sediments, wood chips
- The aim of this work was to study the sedimentary substances formed on the surface of auto-hydrolyzed wood chips. And its potential effect on the subsequent chemical pulping was then investigated by the analysis of surface morphology, benzene-alcohol extractive, absorbability and kraft pulping of wood chips hydrolyzed. The results showed that sediments on the surface of auto-hydrolyzed wood chips were microspheric and the amount of them increased with intensifying the severity of treatment. The benzene-alcohol extractives and lignin content in the extractives increased from 1.36% and 16.42% in the control sample to 9.42% and 47.68% in the hydrolyzed wood chips at the P-factor of 808. The absorbability of hydrolyzed wood chips firstly improved in the early stage (P-factor < 306) and after then decreased. Negative effect of the sediments on the surface of hydrolyzed wood chips was found on the subsequent kraft chemical pulping and the properties of final pulp.