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Title: Polyacrylamide stabilized alkenyl succinic anhydride emulsion as sizing agent for various cellulosic pulps and fillers
Authors: Kumar A.
Bhardwaj N.K.
Singh S.P.
Published in: Carbohydrate Polymers
Abstract: Cellulosic fiber is hydrophilic in nature and making it hydrophobic represents a process called sizing in papermaking. Alkenyl succinic anhydride (ASA) sizing is dominating over other sizing processes due to its high reactivity and economy. The shelf life of conventionally used cationic starch (CS) stabilized ASA emulsion is 20−25 min. In our previous study, the ASA emulsion was found to be stable up to 4 h using anionic polyacrylamide (APAM) as stabilizer. Present communication was aimed to utilize, the APAM stabilized ASA emulsion with most commonly utilized cellulosic pulps (mixed hardwood, bagasse and recycled) and fillers to assist its commercial utilization in papermaking. APAM stabilized ASA emulsion facilitated back water utilization with improved sizing degree unlike CS based ASA emulsion. Lower amount of ASA sizing was required in bagasse pulp compared to other pulps which might be attributed to low crystallinity ratios and hydrogen bond energy.
Citation: Carbohydrate Polymers(2020), 236
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Alkaline sizing
Alkenyl succinic anhydride
Cellulosic pulp
Convergence of numerical methods
Hydrogen bonds
Alkaline sizing
Alkenyl succinic anhydride
Anionic polyacrylamide
Cellulosic fibers
Cellulosic pulps
ISSN: 1448617
Author Scopus IDs: 57221101859
Author Affiliations: Kumar, A., Department of Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, Saharanpur, 247 001, India, Avantha Centre for Industrial Research & Development, Yamuna Nagar, 135 001, India
Bhardwaj, N.K., Avantha Centre for Indust
Funding Details: The authors are indebted to Director, Avantha Centre for Industrial Research and Development (ACIRD), Yamuna Nagar (Haryana) for extending the research facilities to accomplish this study. First author acknowledges the support of Mr. Shubhang Bhardwaj for.
Corresponding Author: Bhardwaj, N.K.; Avantha Centre for Industrial Research & DevelopmentIndia; email:
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