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Title: Characterization of Anthocephalus cadamba and its delignification by kraft pulping
Authors: Lal M.
Dutt D.
Tyagi C.H.
Upadhyay J.S.
Upadhyay S.
Published in: Tappi Journal
Abstract: Anthocephalus cadamba is a fast-growing deciduous tropical hardwood with anatomical, morphological, and chemical characteristics that make it suitable for pulp production. The fibers are short but fiber width, cell wall thickness, and rigidity coefficient of A. cadamba are comparable to those of softwoods such as Pinus kesiya and Picea abies. Due to low lignin and high holocellulose contents, A. cadamba produces high pulp yield at milder cooking conditions. We studied the effect of sulfidity, cooking time, and temperature on pulp yield and kappa number during kraft pulping. The effect of ageing on pulp yield, kappa number, and viscosity indicated that 4-year-old A. cadamba is suitable for pulp production and produces optimal strength properties at 44 Schopper-Riegler degree (°SR). Application: A. cadamba may have potential for pulp and paper production in south Asian countries that have scarcity of wood fibers.
Citation: Tappi Journal (2010), 9(3): 30-37
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/13182
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 7341415
Author Scopus IDs: 8626233500
7005982560
6602705260
57198091405
36716808900
Author Affiliations: Lal, M., Advanced Enzymes Technologies Ltd., Thane (MH) 1, India
Dutt, D., Department or Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanour, India
Tyagi, C.H., Department or Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanour, India
Upadhyay, J.S., Department or Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanour, India
Upadhyay, S., National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, India
Corresponding Author: Lal, M.; Advanced Enzymes Technologies Ltd., Thane (MH) 1, India; email: dharm_dutt@rediffmail.com
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