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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 14 | Page No.: 2922-2926
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2006.2922.2926
Influence of Operating Variables on Soda Pulping of Musa paradisiaca Mid-Rib
B.O. Ogunsile, M.A. Omotoso and M.A. Onilude

Abstract:
The effect of time, temperature, liquor to solid ratio and concentration of cooking liquor on the pulp yield and residual lignin of Musa paradisiaca mid-rib was studied. The mid-rib chips were delignified in a laboratory pulp wood digester under the soda pulping process. Experimental values of the cooking variables were fitted into a second-order polynomial regression equation which reproduced the pulp yield and residual lignin content with error less than 2 and 4%, respectively. Pulping at high temperature for a short cooking with low to medium soda concentration makes the best compromise for high pulp yields and low residual lignin contents. Ratios of the dissolved lignin to the weight losses were relatively constant irrespective of the duration of cooking.
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B.O. Ogunsile, M.A. Omotoso and M.A. Onilude , 2006. Influence of Operating Variables on Soda Pulping of Musa paradisiaca Mid-Rib. Journal of Applied Sciences, 6: 2922-2926.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2006.2922.2926

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2006.2922.2926

 
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