Effect of xylanase and endoglucanase treatment on dewatering properties of birch kraft pulp

Terhi Hakala, Minna Blomstedt, Annina Lähdeniemi, Jaakko Asikainen, Timo Ylönen, Jouni Paltakari

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Abstract

The use of hydrolytic enzymes and especially cellulases to improve dewatering in papermaking has been studied for decades. However, more in-depth work is still needed in order to clarify the effects of enzymes over the whole dewatering process in a paper machine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility to improve dewatering properties of refined birch kraft pulp by the use of xylanase and endoglucanase (EG). The effects of the xylanase and EG treatment on dewatering were clarified by using a papermaking laboratory simulation chain comprising the Moving Belt Former (MBF), pressing simulator (MTS), and IR drying. With these methods it is possible to simulate the dewatering conditions on the wire, pressing and drying sections of a paper machine in the laboratory scale. In addition the enzyme effects on the fiber cell wall properties were examined with sophisticated methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLignobiotech One Symposium
Subtitle of host publication1st Symposium on Biotechnology Applied to Lignocelluloses : March 28th - April 1st 2010, Reims, France
PublisherPresses universitaires de Reims
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event1st Symposium on Biotechnology Applied to Lignocelluloses, LignoBiotech One - Reims, France
Duration: 28 Mar 20101 Apr 2010

Conference

Conference1st Symposium on Biotechnology Applied to Lignocelluloses, LignoBiotech One
Abbreviated titleLignoBiotech One Symposium
CountryFrance
CityReims
Period28/03/101/04/10

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    Hakala, T., Blomstedt, M., Lähdeniemi, A., Asikainen, J., Ylönen, T., & Paltakari, J. (2010). Effect of xylanase and endoglucanase treatment on dewatering properties of birch kraft pulp. In Lignobiotech One Symposium: 1st Symposium on Biotechnology Applied to Lignocelluloses : March 28th - April 1st 2010, Reims, France [74] Presses universitaires de Reims.