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Organic composition of a pulp and paper mill sludge determined by FTIR, C-13 CP MAS NMR, and chemical extraction techniques

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Jackson, MJ and Line, MA, Organic composition of a pulp and paper mill sludge determined by FTIR, C-13 CP MAS NMR, and chemical extraction techniques, Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, 45, (6) pp. 2354-2358. ISSN 0021-8561 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1021/jf960946l

Abstract

The organic composition of a primary pulp and paper mill sludge (PMS) was determined by carbon13 cross polarization nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy with magic angle spinning ( 13C CP MAS NMR), Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and chemical extraction methods. Spectroscopic studies showed that the PMS consisted of cellulose type I, which is present in ordinary pulp, with a minor uronic acid and lignin contribution. Minor to large structural changes occurred during extraction of lignin, holocellulose, and cellulose. The standard chemical techniques used to extract these components resulted in sample degradation as well as changes in functionality and structural organization. Chemical extraction techniques were therefore unsuitable to accurately quantitate the organic composition of PMS, and the spectroscopic techniques used provided a more reliable, semiquantitative assessment of actual organic composition.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Jackson, MJ (Mr Mark Jason Jackson)
Author:Line, MA (Dr Martin Line)
ID Code:10065
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:29
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-11
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