Selectiveness and efficiency of combined peracetic acid and chlorine dioxide bleaching stage for kraft pulp in removing hexeuronic acid
2011 (English)In: Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, ISSN 0576-9787, Vol. 45, no 1-2, 89-95 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Combined peracetic acid and chlorine dioxide bleaching stages of unbleached and oxygen delignified hardwood and softwood kraft pulps were compared with conventional chlorine dioxide and peracetic acid stages as to kappa number and viscosity reduction, selectivity and reduction of hexenuronic acid content. The combined stages were more efficient in kappa number reduction than those with only chlorine dioxide. Part of the increased kappa number reduction was due to an improved degradation of hexenuronic acid. The stages where chlorine dioxide was added before the peracetic acid (DT) showed a higher selectivity than those in which the chemicals were added simultaneously (D+T); in turn, the latter were more efficient than the "pure" chlorine dioxide (D, D-0) and peracetic acid stages (T). However, peracetic acid and chlorine dioxide seemed to react with each other, leading to the degradation of both bleaching chemicals. The mechanisms and practical implementation of these bleaching sequences are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 45, no 1-2, 89-95 p.
NaCl, active chlorine, D, chlorine dioxide bleaching stage, E, alkaline extraction stage, HexA, hexenuronic acid, O, oxygen delignification stage, T, peracetic acid bleaching stage
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32638ISI: 000288735900010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79952952817OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-32638DiVA: diva2:411487
QC 201104182011-04-182011-04-182011-04-18Bibliographically approved