Impact of xylanase pre-treatment on peroxide bleaching stage of biokraft pulp

Atik C., IMAMOGLU S., Bermek H.

INTERNATIONAL BIODETERIORATION & BIODEGRADATION, vol.58, no.1, pp.22-26, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2006.04.003
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-26


Biokraft pulping of aspen has been investigated. Wood chips were treated with CZ-3 and FP 90031-sp strains of white-rot fungus Ceriporiopsis subuermispora for 2 weeks. Afterwards, bleachability of the pulps in peroxide stage was evaluated. Two commercial xylanase enzymes were used for bleaching. Xylanase pre-treatment of pulps increased their ISO brightness properties by approximately 10%. Biokraft pulps were beaten more easily in comparison to the control kraft pulps. Meanwhile, a significant difference due to the fungal or enzymatic pre-treatments was not found in tensile or bursting strength properties of pulps. A strength correlation was found between freeness and alkaline solubility (S(18)) for pulps at equal beating conditions. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.