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  • 1.
    Fjellström, Helena
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Inhibition of light-induced colour reversion of wood-containing papers by means of coating2008Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The main purpose of this thesis was to find ways to maintain a low level of light‐induceddiscolouration at an increased addition of mechanical and chemimechanical pulps in coated highqualityfine paper and magazine paper grades. Current technology allows the production of highyieldpulps such as thermomechanical and chemimechanical pulps with properties suitable formanufacturing high‐quality paper or paperboard with a low basis weight. Coating of woodcontainingpaper will probably be necessary for photo‐stability reasons if lignin‐containing pulps areto be used as the main fibre furnish in long‐life and high‐value products.In order to find the most suitable pulp for this purpose, light‐induced discolouration of a variety ofpaper samples from unbleached and bleached softwood and hardwood pulps was studied under bothaccelerated and long‐term ambient light‐induced ageing conditions. Hardwood high‐yield pulps,especially aspen pulps, were proven to be more photo‐stable compared to softwood pulps. Hardwoodpulps should therefore be the first choice for applications where a high permanence is desirable.Evaluating ageing characteristics using the CIELAB colour system showed that accelerated ageingconditions tend to mainly increase the b* value and decrease the L* value (i.e. yellow the pulp),whereas long‐term ambient ageing also increases the a* value, which makes the pulp more reddish.A new method for studying the influence of the UV‐screening properties of coating layers on abase paper was developed, and used to investigate the effect of pigment, pigment size distribution,binder and UV‐absorbing additives. The coat weight and pigment type were found to be the mostimportant factors for reducing the transmittance of UV‐radiation. Coating colours containing kaolinpigments had a lower UV‐transmittance than calcium carbonate pigments. Of the calcium carbonates,precipitated calcium carbonates were better than ground calcium carbonates and the difference wasgreater at higher coat weights. The particle size distribution should preferable be narrow. When thebest pigment (bleached kaolin) and the best binder (styrene butadiene latex) were combined withtitanium dioxide, the UV‐transmittance could be reduced by about 90% at a coat weight of ~10 g/m2.At a coat weight close to 20 g/m2, the transmittance was close to zero. This shows that it is possible tomore or less fully protect a double coated base paper from harmful UV‐radiation, when the coatinglayer has an optimum composition for that purpose. A prerequisite to reach so far is that the coatinglayer has an even coat weight.

  • 2.
    Fjellström, Helena
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    The Photostabilising Effect of Coating Layers on CTMP‐based Papers2006Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Engstrand, Per
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Granfeldt, T.
    Metso Paper Sundsvall AB, SE-851 94, Sundsvall, Sweden.
    Logenius, Louise
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Predicting CTMP bleachability using wood shavings2011In: 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry - Proceedings, ISWFPC, 2011, Vol. 1, p. 613-616Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To predict the brightness reduction in a chemithermomechanical process as well as the bleachability of pulps produced from different species of wood raw materials there are, at present, no shortcuts available. Pulps have to be manufactured in pilot or mill scale and bleached; evaluating and predicting the bleachability has consequently been very resource consuming and thus expensive - until now! Due to this, we have used a laboratory method based on 60 × 60 mm wood shavings making it possible to predict the bleachability of primarily chemithermomechanical pulps but also other mechanical pulps. Our experiments showed that retention time and impregnation temperature appears to have no impact on the final brightness of birch shavings. When being subjected to a simulated chemithermomechanical pulp process, eucalyptus exhibited an increase in chromophore content before the bleaching stage. In addition, eucalyptus suffered from severe alkaline darkening. After the bleaching stage, the alkaline darkening diminished. A higher retention temperature resulted in lower brightness of the eucalyptus shavings compared to when using a lower retention temperature. Birch reached the highest final brightness levels and had a higher overall yield too.

  • 4.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of applied science and design.
    Engstrand, Per
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of applied science and design.
    Htun, Myat
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of applied science and design.
    Aspects of fibre wall swelling in high-yield pulp.2012In: PROCEEDING OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PULPING, PAPERMAKING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (ICPPB '12), VOLS. I AND II, 2012, p. 1183-1186Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When producing mechanical pulps the fibre separation will take place in the weakest part of the wood matrix. A prerequisite to swelling in wood and mechanical pulps is that the wood matrix is softened. The position of where the weakest part of the wood matrix is situated can to a large extent be controlled by adjustment of the swelling and softening properties of each of the wood polymers (lignin, hemicelluloses and cellulose). Most probably the efficiency of the external and internal fibrillation of the fibre walls is also influenced by how the swelling and softening properties are controlled. The combination of position of fibre-fibre separation together with the efficiency of the external and internal fibrillation will to a large extent determine the energy demand to produce mechanical pulps. Refining of wood chips with different state of softening and swelling will give rise to fibres with different optical and physical properties. The most important parameters that influence the wood matrix and wood fibres’ ability to swell are temperature, pH, ionic form of and the amount of charged groups in the hemicelluloses and lignin of the cell walls. In order to improve the level of knowledge on how to influence the degree of wood matrix and fibre wall swelling of mechanical pulps we have undertaken to study the swelling properties of wood and fibres produced by means of different mechanical pulping processes.

    It was found that pulps not containing sulphonic acid groups need to be heated above the softening temperature of lignin in order to be able to swell to their full capacity. Introduction of sulphonic acid groups also opens up the rigid structure of lignin which lowers the softening temperature and increases the swelling potential even at lower temperatures. The effect of valence of the counter ion was also shown to be more pronounced after adding more carboxylic acid groups to a pulp. Depending on the number and type of anionic acid groups in the fibres, high-yield pulps will have different combinations of properties in different ionic conditions. The preliminary conclusions from this study are that the ability to control swelling properties of mechanical pulps is an important feature to take into account when producing pulp and paper.

  • 5.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Engstrand, Per
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Htun, Myat
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    On the relationship between charged groups, chemical environment and delamination during refining.2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Improved understanding regarding how to optimise the degree of swelling in the wood fibre wall may be a way to reduce the energy demand in the refining process. The forces necessary to achieve fibrillation (internal as well as external) are greatly influenced by the swelling properties of the fibre wall. The degree and position of swelling is also the main cause to where in the wood matrix the fibre separation will take place. Refining of wood chips in different state of swelling will result in mechanical pulp fibres with different optical and mechanical properties.

     

    The typical parameters that influence the wood fibres’ ability to swell are temperature, pH, ionic form, amount of charged groups and ionic strength. Water retention value is one way to measure the pulp´s capacity to retain water after centrifugation and is strongly correlated to the swelling ability of wood fibres.

     

    A blowline-sample of Norway spruce thermomechanical pulp (TMP) taken out directly after the chip-refining step was used as reference material for this study. The sample was treated with sodium sulphite under different conditions to introduce a range of very low to very high degrees of sulphonic acid groups in the cell walls. In a similar way alkaline hydrogen peroxide was used to introduce a range of very low to very high degrees of carboxylic acid groups. Each sample was then ion-exchanged into proton, sodium, calcium and aluminium form.

     

    The effect of the amount of sulphonic and carboxylic acid groups in combination with the effect of counter ion, on the swelling capacity of mechanical pulp fibres was investigated. In addition, all samples were measured in a temperature interval between 25°C and 95°C to monitor changes in the softening temperature due to lignin structure modifications.

  • 6.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Engstrand, Per
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Htun, Myat
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WOOD FIBRE WALL SWELLING, CHARGED GROUPS, AND DELAMINATION DURING REFINING2013In: J-FOR-JOURNAL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FOR FOREST PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES, ISSN 1927-6311, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 30-34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of sulphonic and carboxylic acid groups in combination with the effect of counter ion form, on the swelling capacity of mechanical pulp fibres was studied by means of water retention value (WRV) measured in the temperature range from 25 to 95oC. Mechanical pulp fibres (TMP) were treated with hydrogen peroxide and/or sodium sulphite during conditions resembling those used in chemimechanical and bleaching processes commonly used in the industry. In conventional chemimechanical processes sulphite treatment is used before refining while peroxide treatment can be utilized both before and after refining. In this study we did however also use sulphite after peroxide treatment. When subjecting sodium sulphite treated pulps to a subsequent hydrogen peroxide step, all pulps show a decrease in sulphonic acid groups, which could be owed to dissolution of highly charged lignin. Pulps treated with a high hydrogen peroxide charge (4%), showed a loss in carboxylic acid groups during subsequent treatment with sodium sulphite. This loss is probably due to dissolution of highly charged fibre material such as demethylated pectins. Both increased degree of sulphonation and carboxylation of the lignin reduces the softening temperature by means of reducing the degree of cross-linking in the lignin matrix. This softening probably improves the compressibility of the fibre pads in the sample holders of the WRV centrifuge, which would counteract an otherwise expected increasing WRV-value due to increased swelling potential. This makes it difficult to see clear trends in WRV as a function of increase in degree of sulphonation and carboxylation. When changing counter ion form from proton or calcium form to sodium form there is however always a clear increase in WRV in the range from 20 to 30%.

  • 7.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Engstrand, Per
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Htun, Myat
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    On the relationship between wood fibre wall swelling, charged groups, and delamination during refining2013In: Journal of Science & Technology for Forest Products and Processes, ISSN 1927-6311, E-ISSN 1927-632X, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 30-34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The influence of sulphonic and carboxylic acid groups in combination with the effect of counter-ion form on the swelling capacity of mechanical pulp fibres was studied by means of water retention value (WRV) measured in the temperature range from 25oC to 95oC. Mechanical pulp fibres (TMP) were treated with hydrogen peroxide, sodium sulphite, or both under conditions resembling those used in chemi-thermomechanical and bleaching processes commonly used in the industry. In conventional chemi-thermo-mechanical processes, sulphite treatment is used before refining, whereas peroxide treatment can be used both before and after refining. However, in this study, sulphite was also used after peroxide treatment. When sodium sulphite-treated pulps are subjected to a subsequent hydrogen peroxide step, all pulps show a decrease in sulphonic acid groups, which can be attributed to dissolution of highly charged lignin. Pulps treated with a high hydrogen peroxide charge (4%) show a loss in carboxylic acid groups during subsequent treatment with sodium sulphite. This loss is probably due to dissolution of highly charged fibre material such as demethylated pectins. Both the increased degree of sulphonation and carboxylation of lignin reduce the softening temperature reducing the degree of cross-linking in the lignin matrix. This softening probably improves the compressibility of the fibre pads in the sample holders of the WRV centrifuge, which would counteract the otherwise expected increase in WRV due to increased swelling potential. This phenomenon makes it difficult to see clear trends in WRV as a function of increasing degrees of sulphonation and carboxylation. When changing the counter-ion form from proton or calcium form to sodium form, there is, however, always a clear increase in WRV in the range from 20% to 30%.

  • 8.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Höglund, Hans
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Forsberg, Sven
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Paulsson, Magnus
    Inhibition of light-induced brightness reversion of high-yield pulps: the UV-screening properties of coating layers containing kaolin or calcium carbonate pigments2007In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 350-355Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A newly developed method making it possible to study the reflectance/transmittance of thin coating layers and to link this to the inhibition of the light-induced yellowing, was used to describe the photo-stabilising properties of different types of commercial kaolin and calcium carbonate pigments. A base paper produced from a hydrogen-peroxide-bleached birch chemithermomechanical pulp (CTMP) was used throughout the study.The transmittance of the coating layers in the UV-region (300-385 nm) was found to be very low (below 1.0% at coat weights < 5g/m2) for all of the tested pigments, it strongly depends on the coat weight especially for coat weights below 10 g/m2. The kaolin pigments examined were found to be better in inhibiting the brightness reversion compared to the calcium carbonate pigments, even though the differences between the pigment types were only a few brightness units. The coating layer was, however, able to conceal some of the colour formed through the light-induce brightness reversion. For example, a coating layer consisting of kaolin pigments (coat weight of 15.6 g/m2) could conceal about 30% of the discoloration of the CTMP base paper.

  • 9.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Höglund, Hans
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Forsberg, Sven
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Paulsson, Martin
    Rundlöf, Mats
    A novel method of studying the ability of coating layer to retard the photo-yellowing of the base paper2007In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 343-349Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A method was developed which made it possible to study the reflectance/transmittance of thin coating layers and to link this to the inhibition of the light-induced yellowing. The ability of a coating layer to retard the photo-yellowing of a hydrogen-peroxide-bleached birch chemithermomechanical pulp (CTMP) is exemplified using this method. It is shown that the repeatability of the model system is excellent, even for coat weights below 10 g/m2. Furthermore, the transmittance in the UV-region is strongly correlated with the coating layers ability to protect the birch CTMP against photo-yellowing.

  • 10.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Höglund, Hans
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Paulsson, M
    Forsberg, Sven
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Influence of coating formulation on light-induced brightness stability of mechanical and chemimechanical pulp sheets2005In: International Mechanical Pulping Conference: IMPC 2005, Oslo, Norway, 7-9 June 2005, 2005, p. 339-343Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The light-induced brightness reversion of different types of high-yield pulps has been studied under accelerated and long-term ambient ageing conditions. It was found that accelerated ageing (xenon lamp used as light source) overestimates the yellowing tendencies of hardwood pulps, whereas it was possible to predict the yellowing characteristics of softwood pulps. The lignin content of the pulps was found to be correlated to the degree of photo-yellowing for long-term ambient ageing. A model system was developed which made it possible to study the reflectance/transmittance of thin coating layers and to link this to the inhibition of the light-induced yellowing. The yellowing characteristics of a coated birch CTMP is exemplified using the evolved model system.

  • 11.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Höglund, Hans
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Paulsson, M.
    Rundlöf, Magnus
    Discolouration of mechanical and chemimechanical pulps: influence of wood raw material, process and ageing method2008In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 14-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The change in colour of a wide range of unbleached and bleached high-yield pulps was assessed using the CIELAB colour system. The influence of ageing method, pulping process and wood raw material is discussed.

  • 12.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Höglund, Hans
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Paulsson, Magnus
    Light-induced yellowing of mechanical and chemimechanical pulp sheets: influence of wood raw material, process and ageing method2007In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 117-123Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The light-induced brightness reversion of different types of unbleached and bleached high-yield pulps was studied under both accelerated and long-term ambient light-induced ageing conditions. It was found that accelerated ageing conditions that mimic indoor daylight exposures overestimate the yellowing tendencies of hardwood high-yield pulps (especially aspen pulps) compared to long-term ambient aging with no indirect sunlight present. It was, however, possible to predict the yellowing characteristics of softwood high-yield pulps. The lignin content of the pulps was found to be strongly correlated with the degree of photo-yellowing in the case of long-term ambient light-induced ageing. The presence of small amounts of birch chemithermomechanical pulp (CTMP) in a fine paper furnish resulted in extensive light-induced discoloration. The extent of photo-yellowing was found to be nearly linearly related to the amount of birch CTMP in the paper.

  • 13.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Höglund, Hans
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    Paulsson, Magnus
    Forsberg, Sven
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
    A novel method for studying the photo-stabilising properties of coating layers2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A new model system was developed which made it possible to study the reflectance and transmittance of thin coating layers (<10 g/m2) in a reproducible way, and to link this to the inhibition of the light-induced yellowing (Figure 1). The UV/VIS-screening properties of coatings of different coat weights containing common pigments such as kaolin, calcium carbonate (ground or precipitated) and titanium dioxide will be reported. The ability of a coating layer to protect a birch CTMP from light-induced discoloration will be exemplified using the evolved model system. An estimation of the contribution of different wavelength regions of the illuminating light to the photo-yellowing of various types of materials will also be shown. The developed method is a valuable tool for future photo-yellowing studies as well as for optimisation of the pigment coating formulation for various paper grades.

  • 14.
    Fjellström, Helena
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Höglund, Hans
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Paulsson, Magnus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Forsberg, Sven
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    The UV-screening properties of coating layers: The influence of pigments, binders and additives2009In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 206-212Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The ability of coating colours to obstruct ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the 300-385 nm region was examined with the aim of finding the best photo-stabilising formulation to inhibit discoloration of high-yield pulps. The influence of pigment type, bleaching of the pigments, pigment size, pigment size distribution, type of binder and addition of U-V-absorbing compounds were examined using a newly developed method for studying the reflectance and transmittance properties of thin coating layers.

    The pigment type and coat weight was found to be the most important factors for reducing the transmittance of UV-radiation. Kaolin clays were more effective than calcium carbonate pigments and are therefore a better coating pigment for photostability reasons. Bleaching of the pigments, resulted in an overall minor decrease in transmittance for both kaolin and ground calcium carbonate (GCC) pigments, especially at low coat weights. Bleaching of the pigments changed the particle size distribution somewhat, which probably alters the structure in the coating layer. Precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) pigments have a higher UV-screening potential compared to GCC pigments and should therefore be a better choice among the calcium carbonates. It was further concluded that a narrow pigment size distribution was beneficial for reducing the amount of transmitted UV-radiation that reaches the base paper. Styrene butadiene latex and polyvinylpyrrolidone were better in reducing the transmittance in the UV-region than polyvinyl alcohol.

    Adding a fluorescent whitening agent to a coating colour decreased the transmittance in the UV-region when the pigment was of the GCC type, and increased the transmittance when kaolin pigment was used. Addition of titanium dioxide (3 parts) to a coating colour containing kaolin pigment blocked about 90% of the UV-radiation at a coat weight of 10 g/m(2), which is a common coat weight for a single coated paper. Another possibility is to double coat to increase the coat weight, which turns the transmittance factor closed to zero.

  • 15.
    Logenius, Louise
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Engberg, Birgitta A.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Fjellström, Helena
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Engstrand, Per
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Mechanical Properties of Sulphonated Spruce Wood2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The chip-refining stage in the production of high yield pulps as TMP and CTMP determines a large part of the optical and mechanical characteristics of the pulp. Softening of the raw material influences where the fiber walls fracture sites will be located.

    In the thermomechanical pulping (TMP) processes, refining is performed at temperatures close to the lignin softening temperature, which normally leads to fractures located in the in the primary wall and outer parts of the secondary wall. When wood material is chemically treated before chip-refining the position of the fracture is altered due to that the softening and swelling properties of the fiber walls are changed. In the chemi-thermomechanical (CTMP) process most of the fractures are, therefore, located in the middle lamella or in the primary wall due to introduction of charged groups in the lignin which facilitates the fiber separation. At alkaline pH phenolic lignin structures are sulphonated, at lower pH non-phenolic structures in the lignin are also sulphonated. In the mechanical pulping processes the wood material is subjected to both low strain rates (e.g. plug screw treatment) and high strain rates (refining). Since wood is a viscoelastic material it behaves differently at different strain rates.

    In this study, sulphonation has been carried out using different sulphite concentrations and pH-levels and we have thereby influenced the sulphonation degree as well as where in the lignin the sulphonation takes place.

    We used a hydraulic testing machine for low strain-rate testing and a Split-Hopkinson pressure bar device for high strain-rate testing to categorize pretreatments according to their material softening effect and the energy needed for fiber separation. This gives us increased fundamental knowledge of how the mechanical properties of wood are affected by the sulphonation in order to develop new/improved pretreatments.

  • 16.
    Logenius, Louise
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Fjellström, Helena
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Engstrand, Per
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    A sustainable analysis of sulphonic acid content in CTMP pulps2014In: International Mechanical Pulping Conference, IMPC 2014, part of PulPaper 2014 Conference, Espoo: Paper Engineers' Association (PI) , 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Sulphonic acid analyses were performed on wing refiner chemithermomechanical pulps, low sulphite charge pulps, thermomechanical pulps and on wood samples using a new method referred to as the niacin method. This method gives sulphonic acid content comparable to those estimated with the quinoline method or the Schoniger method. The method gives low interference with carboxylic acids and dissolved substances in the pulp if the pH is kept sufficiently low and the pulp is well washed.

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