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The effect of wood extractives composition, pH and temperature on pitch deposition


McLean, DS and Stack, KR and Richardson, DE, The effect of wood extractives composition, pH and temperature on pitch deposition, Appita Journal, 58, (1) pp. 52-56. ISSN 1038-6807 (2005) [Refereed Article]


A study of the effects that wood extractive composition has on pitch deposition was conducted using model solutions of a resin acid, fatty acid and triglyceride. The deposition behaviour was investigated under various conditions of pH and temperature. Statistical pitch deposition models were developed through the use of general multiple linear regression analysis techniques to relate total pitch deposited to the concentration of the various components present in the pitch before deposition. The models show that resin acid is the major, but not the only component contributing to pitch deposition. The models also allow the effect of pH and temperature shocks on the system to be determined. The differences in deposition behaviour at the different pH and temperature conditions can be explained by the chemical and physical properties of the components. Suitable control strategies are proposed for the various pH and temperature conditions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical chemistry
Research Field:Colloid and surface chemistry
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, wood products and paper
Objective Field:Paper products and pulp
UTAS Author:McLean, DS (Mr Douglas McLean)
UTAS Author:Stack, KR (Dr Karen Stack)
ID Code:36286
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-03-31

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