Determination of the Permeability Parameters of Bagasse Pulp from Two Different Sugar Extraction Methods

Rainey, Thomas J., Doherty, William O.S., Brown, Richard J., Kelson, Neil A., & Martinez, D. M. (2008) Determination of the Permeability Parameters of Bagasse Pulp from Two Different Sugar Extraction Methods. In Tappi Engineering Pulping and Environmental Conference, 24/8/08-27/8/08, Portland, Oregon, USA.


The permeability, the specific surface area and the swelling factor have been determined for Australian bagasse pulp derived from bagasse from two different sugar extraction processes. The sugar extraction process was not found to affect the permeability of the pulp. The results for bagasse pulp are compared to those of eucalypt pulp, which is widely used in Australia for paper manufacture. The fibre length distribution showed a high fraction of small fibres in all of the bagasse pulp samples. Surprisingly, the permeability properties of the bagasse pulp samples were better than that that of eucalypt. It is presumed that this is due to the relatively large fraction of longer fibres in the bagasse pulp compared to the eucalypt pulp.

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ID Code: 14734
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Bagasse, pulp, paper, permeability, drainage, sugar, juice, extraction, mill, diffuser
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Timber Pulp and Paper (091210)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Tom Rainey
Deposited On: 05 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:48

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