A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Short-term steam treatment of MFC gel with and without water-soluble cellulose derivative

Publication Details
Authors: Hiltunen Salla, Heiskanen Isto, Backfolk Kaj
Publisher: Arbor Publishing Ab
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related journal or series: Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal
Volume number: 34
Issue number: 1
Start page: 10
End page: 18
Number of pages: 9
ISSN: 0283-2631
JUFO level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) with and without added CMC was exposed
to short-term dynamic thermal treatment using a steam jet cooker. The
effects of the elevated temperature (130 °C, ∼3 bar) and shear forces on
the rheology, crystallinity index, UV/VIS adsorption and water
retention were measured. Jet cooking increased the viscosity and gel
strength of the MFC and MFC/CMC mixture but with CMC alone a slight
decrease in viscosity was observed. The water retention capacity and
crystalline indices of the MFC were not greatly affected by the
short-term thermal treatment and shear forces, although a slight
increase in the UV/VIS absorbance was observed.

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