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    Author(s): Chris Hunt; William Kenealy; Carl Houtman
    Date: 2003
    Source: 12th ISWPC International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry : Madison, Wisconsin, June 9-12, 2003, proceedings. Volume II, Poster presentations. [Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin--Madison, Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management, 2003]: Pages 169-172
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Biopulping is the process of pretreating chips with fungus before mechanical pulping, resulting in significant energy savings and sheet strength improvements. This work presents sugar analysis, methylene blue adsorption, and titration data suggesting an increase in acid group content in wood is common with biopulping treatment. Some discussion of possible mechanisms of acid generation and fungal self-protection is presented.

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    Hunt, Chris; Kenealy, William; Houtman, Carl. 2003. Understanding wood chemistry changes during biopulping. 12th ISWPC International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry : Madison, Wisconsin, June 9-12, 2003, proceedings. Volume II, Poster presentations. [Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin--Madison, Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management, 2003]: Pages 169-172

    Keywords

    Wood chemistry, biopulping

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