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Wood pitch fixative evaluation by laser particle size analysis

Citation

McLean, DS and Stack, KR and Richardson, DE, Wood pitch fixative evaluation by laser particle size analysis, Appita Journal, 62, (4) pp. 266-271. ISSN 1038-6807 (2009) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Wood pitch deposition onto the surface of papermaking machinery continues to be a costly problem.Fixatives - substances said to attach wood resin to wood fibre - have been used to alleviate wood pitch deposition to varying degrees of success. This paper aims to evaluate to what degree fixatives alter the colloidal wood pitch particle size. We were able to show how different wood resin fixatives alter the colloidal wood pitch particle size at three different pH values (4.75, 6.85 and 8.06). The fixatives can be divided into two categories, colloid disrupting and colloid stabilising, according to how they change pitch particle size.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Research Field:Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, Wood Products and Paper
Objective Field:Paper Products (incl. Coated Paper)
Author:McLean, DS (Mr Douglas McLean)
Author:Stack, KR (Dr Karen Stack)
ID Code:62377
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2010-03-11
Last Modified:2010-04-09
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