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Influence of alkali profiling in birch kraft pulping on QPQP bleachability
KTH, Superseded Departments, Pulp and Paper Technology.
2004 (English)In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, Vol. 19, no 1, 37-43 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The influence of different aspects of alkali profiling in the kraft cook on QPQP bleachability of oxygen-delignified birch pulp was investigated. The use of a levelled-out alkali profile was compared to a conventional, and different modifications to the levelled-out alkali profile, like alkali charge, degree of delignification and amount of dissolved organic substance and ionic strength in the cooking liquor were studied. The alkali profile itself was found to have a significant effect where a levelled-out alkali profile showed a superior bleachability compared to a conventional one. The bleachability improved with an increased alkali charge towards the end of the cook, a high kappa number after cooking or by a cooking liquor exchange in order to decrease the amount of dissolved organic substance and the ionic strength towards the end of the cook. When a levelled-out alkali profile was used, the bleachability correlated well with the light-absorption of the lignin in the unbleached pulp, where a pulp with a brighter lignin consumed less peroxide in the QPQP sequence, for the pulp to reach 89% brightness.

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2004. Vol. 19, no 1, 37-43 p.
Keyword [en]
alkali charge, alkali profile, birch, bleachability, bleaching, hexenuronic acid, kappa number, kraft pulping, light absorption, peroxide, TCF, hexeneuronic acid groups, cooking, xylan
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23340ISI: 000220880800006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-1942475358OAI: diva2:342038
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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