Diffusion dynamics in Pinus sylvestris Kraft impregnation: Effect of deacetylation and galactoglucomannan degradation

Authors
Montagna, Pablo N.; Inalbon, Maria Cristina; Paananen, Markus; Sixta, Herbert; Zanuttini, Miguel Angel Mario
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
During the impregnation stage of a Kraft cooking, dynamic changes occur in wood properties due to the alkali action. Particularly, its ion transport capacity, the effective capillary cross sectional area (ECCSA), is changed due to chemical reactions and swelling. In this work, the ECCSA in the transverse wood direction has been determined for Pinus sylvestris on the basis of the analogy between capillarity and electrical conductivity. Results show that the behavior of ECCSA can be associated with (a) the degree of removal of native acetyl groups and (b) the galactoglucomannan (GGM) losses due to peeling/stopping reactions and alkaline hydrolysis. Kinetic expressions for both reactions were discussed and a correlation between the ECCSA and both acetyl and GGM contents was established.
Fil: Montagna, Pablo N.. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Facultad de Ingenieria Quimica. Instituto de Tecnologia Celulosica; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Santa Fe; Argentina
Fil: Inalbon, Maria Cristina. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Facultad de Ingenieria Quimica. Instituto de Tecnologia Celulosica; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Santa Fe; Argentina
Fil: Paananen, Markus. Aalto University. Department of Forest Products Technology; Finlandia
Fil: Sixta, Herbert. Aalto University. Department of Forest Products Technology; Finlandia
Fil: Zanuttini, Miguel Angel Mario. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Facultad de Ingenieria Quimica. Instituto de Tecnologia Celulosica; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Santa Fe; Argentina
Subject
Diffusion
deacetylation kinetics
galactoglucomannan degradation
effective capillary cross sectional area (ECCSA)
Ingeniería Química
Ingeniería Química
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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