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Using Oxone and TAED activator in non-chlorine bleaching of soda bagasse pulp

  • Farhad Zeinaly EMAIL logo , Konstantin Gabov , Hadi Kanåni Sula , Arash Babavand and Pedro Fardim


Bagasse fiber has been used in the production of bleached chemical pulp by the Pars Paper Company. In this company, a conventional three-stage sequence of hypochlorite, alkaline extraction and second hypochlorite (HEH) is applied in pulp bleaching. Pulp bleaching is one of the most important environmental pollutant stages in the pulp and paper industry. In this research, the bleaching of soda bagasse pulp by applying Oxone and TAED-activator in non-chlorine bleaching sequences has been investigated. The unbleached pulp, with kappa number of 20, 955 ml/g viscosity and 37 % brightness, was prepared from Pars Paper Company. Results indicated that, the TAED at the first and second stages were more effective than in the Oxone stages. Moreover, the sequences, which contained TAED- and Oxone-second-stage, could reach the minimum level of kappa (1.7), but the highest brightness (80 %) was attained by using only TAED with a comparatively high level of pulp viscosity (752).


The authors are grateful to Åbo Akademi University, Pars Paper Company, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Karaj Azad University for technical, materials and chemicals preparation support. We also appreciate Nooshin Zeinali for her help during this research. This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

  1. Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


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Received: 2019-01-28
Accepted: 2019-07-08
Published Online: 2019-09-12
Published in Print: 2019-11-18

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