Surface energy characteristics of refined fibres at different pressures
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of 10th Meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science & Engineering (WSE 2014) / [ed] Wilson, Peter, 2014, 134-138 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Wood fibres were produced on the pilot scale refiner at the BioComposites Centre, Bangor University, from a commercially sourced mix of chipped wood. The fibres were produced at refiner pressure 4, 6, 8 and 10 bar and dried in the associated flash drier. Surface energy characterization of the refined fibres was performed using inverse gas chromatography (IGC). The dispersive part of the total surface energy was analysed for duplicates of fibre samples at the four different refiner pressures. Non-polar alkane probes were used for the dispersive surface energy analysis at different surface coverage. Results indicate that the processing pressure has an effect of the dispersive surface energy and IGC analysis could be developed as a tool both for process development and process control in refining fibres.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 134-138 p.
Inverse gas chromatography, dispersive surface energy, refined fibres
Composite Science and Engineering Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-172959DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2942.7201OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-172959DiVA: diva2:851099
The 10th Annual Meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science & Engineering (WSE), 13-14 October 2014
QC 201509042015-09-032015-09-032015-09-04Bibliographically approved