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Title: Understanding wood chemistry changes during biopulping

Author: Hunt, Chris; Kenealy, William; Houtman, Carl

Date: 2003

Source: 12th ISWPC International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry : Madison, Wisconsin, June 9-12, 2003, proceedings. Volume II, Poster presentations. [Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin--Madison, Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management, 2003]: Pages 169-172

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Description: Biopulping is the process of pretreating chips with fungus before mechanical pulping, resulting in significant energy savings and sheet strength improvements. This work presents sugar analysis, methylene blue adsorption, and titration data suggesting an increase in acid group content in wood is common with biopulping treatment. Some discussion of possible mechanisms of acid generation and fungal self-protection is presented.

Keywords: Wood chemistry, biopulping

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Hunt, Chris; Kenealy, William; Houtman, Carl 2003. Understanding wood chemistry changes during biopulping. 12th ISWPC International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry : Madison, Wisconsin, June 9-12, 2003, proceedings. Volume II, Poster presentations. [Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin--Madison, Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management, 2003]: Pages 169-172

 


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