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Peroxide-Acetate Delignification Patterns of Non-Wood Raw Material Containing

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D.Yu. Arsenyeva, Ya.V. Kazakov, E.O. Okulova, A.Yu. Lagunov

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The paper considers the properties of cellulose obtained from flax production wastes (shive) by peroxide-acetate method using concentrated sulfuric acid as a catalyst. Pulping of flax shive with 38.5 % of cellulose, 15 % of lignin, and 4.1 % of ash were carried out under the laboratory conditions with 1:10 hydromodulus. The catalyst consumption was 1.0, 0.5 and 0.25 % of the pulping solution volume. Chemical and structural-morphological properties of obtained samples were determined by standard methods. It has been found that the use of peroxide-acetate method of flax shive pulping using sulfuric catalyst allows to obtain a semifinished product with more than 79 % of whiteness and Kappa of 3 units in one step. The most optimal ratio of the catalyst in the pulping solution is 0.5 % by the volume to the pulping solution, which contributes to the quality improvement of flax cellulose: lignin content reducing, whiteness increasing, ash content decreasing, and mean fiber length maintaining. It is shown that reduction in catalyst consumption to 0.25 % (vol.) leads to manufacturing a product with an increased yield (40 %), reduced whiteness and α-cellulose content, which indicates the preservation of the carbohydrate complex during pulping, decrease in the short fiber fractions proportion, and increase in the long fiber proportion due to the reduced fiber damage in the process.


D.Yu. Arsenyeva, Postgraduate Student; ORCID: 0000-0002-7816-6727
Ya.V. Kazakov, Doctor of Engineering, Assoc. Prof.; ResearcherID: J-4634-2012, ORCID: 0000-0001-8505-5841
E.O. Okulova, Postgraduate Student
A.Yu. Lagunov, Candidate of Pedagog., Assoc. Prof.; ResearcherID: I-3668-2015, ORCID: 0000-0002-2914-0045

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Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, 17, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russian Federation; e-mail: darsenieva@,,


flax cellulose fiber, peroxide acetate method, peracetic acid, flax shive, waste recycling

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Arsenyeva D.Yu., Kazakov Ya.V., Okulova E.O., Lagunov A.Yu. Peroxide-Acetate Delignification Patterns of Non-Wood Raw Material Containing Cellulose in the Presence of Sulfuric Catalyst. Lesnoy Zhurnal [Forestry Journal], 2019, no. 3, pp. 143–151. DOI: 10.17238/issn0536-1036.2019.3.143


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Peroxide-Acetate Delignification Patterns of Non-Wood Raw Material Containing