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The effect of pH disturbances on the colloidal structure and fibre adsorption of Pinus radiata wood extractives


Stack, KR and Tham, YY and Lewis, TW and Richardson, DE, The effect of pH disturbances on the colloidal structure and fibre adsorption of Pinus radiata wood extractives, Proceedings of the Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference and Expo 2015, 11-12 November 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 72-78. ISBN 978-0-9871684-6-7 (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


Experiments have been undertaken to investigate the effect of pH disturbances on the colloidal stability and phase distribution of Prudiala wood extractives. Adsorption experiments found that a perturbation of the pH resulted in increased deposition and lowering of the equilibrium concentration of the colloids in the water phase indicating a decrease in colloidal stability. Solubilisation of wood extractivcs from both the colloidal phase and the adsorbed state followed by re-precipitation of the wood extractives into the colloidal phase can explain the observed behaviour when the p11 is perturbed above 7 and then back to 5. When the perturbation is only 1-2 units from an original pH of 5 little solubilisation of the colloids occurs. It is proposed that changes to the interaction between the molecules in the colloid occur in this region which affect colloid structure and stability.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:wood extractives, colloid, pH, P. radiata
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Other chemical sciences
Research Field:Other chemical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, wood products and paper
Objective Field:Paper products and pulp
UTAS Author:Stack, KR (Dr Karen Stack)
UTAS Author:Tham, YY (Miss Yuen Tham)
UTAS Author:Lewis, TW (Associate Professor Trevor Lewis)
ID Code:110198
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2016-07-19
Last Modified:2016-07-29

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