Physical and Chemical Properties of Effluent from the Pre-Conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulp (P-RC APMP) Process

Qiujuan Liu, Xiaodong Huo, Xiaofeng Yan, Lucian A. Lucia


The properties of P-RC APMP effluent, including relative density, Baume degree, viscosity, surface tension, specific heat capacity, boiling point rise (BPR), and elemental contents of the effluent, were studied. Results indicated that relative density, viscosity, Baume degree, and solids content all displayed a direct proportional correlation; however, there was an inverse linear relationship between Baume degree and temperature. Viscosity rose sharply when the solids content was more than 40%. Surface tension gradually decreased with the rise of solids content. However, when the solids content was over 35%, it increased with an increase in solids content. Specific heat capacity was closely related to the solids content, but it was reduced with an increase in solids content. BPR was proportional to effluent solids content, especially when the solids content exceeded 30% with an uptrend in BPR.


P-RC APMP; Effluent

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