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Evaluation of pine kraft cellulosic pulps and fines from papermaking as potential feedstocks for biofuel production

Results of enzymatic hydrolysis of pine kraft cellulosic pulps (Kappa numbers ranging from 17.2 to 86.2) and waste fines from paper production line suggest that they are potential feedstocks for biofuel production. Glucose (61–68 % d.w.) and reducing sugars (around 90 % d.w.) yields from the pine cellulosic pulps with Kappa numbers ranging between 17.2 and 47.7 were higher than ...

Effect of xylanases on refining process and kraft pulp properties

Results of this study demonstrate that enzymatic pretreatment of pulps enables energy savings in the refining process. Pretreatments of NBSK pulp with 3 different commercial xylanases resulted in a faster increase in the pulp freeness that reduced energy input for refining. The partial xylan removal by these enzymes affected the properties of cellulosic pulp and paper. The tensile ...

Effect of Cellulases and Xylanases on Refining Process and Kraft Pulp Properties

Samples of bleached kraft pine cellulosic pulp, either treated with an enzyme preparation (a Thermomyces lanuginosus xylanase, an Aspergillus sp. cellulase, and a multienzyme preparation NS-22086 containing both these activities) or untreated, were refined in a laboratory PFI mill. The treatment with cellulases contained in the last two preparations significantly improved the ...

Contribution of Hydrogen Bonds to Paper Strength Properties

The objective of this work was to investigate the influence of hydrogen bonds between fibres on static and dynamic strength properties of paper. A commercial bleached pinewood kraft pulp was soaked in water, refined in a PFI, and used to form paper webs in different solvents, such as water, methanol, ethanol, n-propanol and n-butanol, to determine the effect of their dipole moment ...

Conversion of various types of lignocellulosic biomass to fermentable sugars using kraft pulping and enzymatic hydrolysis

The aim of this work was to assess the utility of seven different kraft pulps produced from softwood (pine), hardwood (poplar, birch and beech), wheat straw and hemp (bast and harl) as potential sources of sugar feedstocks for fermentation processes. The pulps contained low amounts of hemicelluloses (1.9–8.2% d.w.) and lignin (1.7–15% d.w.). The crystallinity index values ranged ...