Kinetics of Ozone Bleaching of Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp and Factors Affecting the Properties of the Bleached Pulp

Tian He, Mingyou Liu, Xiaofei Tian

Abstract


Ozone is a non-chlorine bleaching agent that can reduce pollution in the pulp bleaching stage. In this work the ozone bleaching of eucalyptus kraft pulp was performed as part of a kinetics study to explain factors affecting the properties of bleached pulp. The bleaching efficiency was closely related to the rates of mass transfer and self-decomposition, as well as the intensity of ozonation. For ozone bleaching of 3% consistency pulp, a brightness of 68% ISO, viscosity of 579 mL/g, and kappa values of 7.9 were achieved under an optimal condition with pH 2 and organic reagent NP-10 supplied. In this condition, the ozone mass transfer and intensity of ozonation were promoted, while self-decomposition declined.

Keywords


Ozone bleaching; Low consistency pulp; Kinetic studies

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