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Martin-Sampedro R.,Cellulose and Paper Laboratory | Miranda J.,Cellulose and Paper Laboratory | Garcia-Fuentevilla L.L.,Cellulose and Paper Laboratory | Hernandez M.,University of Alcala | And 3 more authors.
Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering | Year: 2014

A laccase stage can be used as a pre-treatment of a standard chemical bleaching sequence to reduce environmental concerns associated to this process. The importance of each independent variable and its influence on the properties of the bleached pulp have been studied in depth in this work, using an adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) with four independent variables (laccase, buffer, mediator and oxygen) as input. Eucalyptus globulus kraft pulp was biobleached using a laccase from Pycnoporus sanguineus and a natural mediator (acetosyringone). Later, an alkaline extraction and a hydrogen peroxide treatment were applied. Most biobleaching processes showed a decrease in kappa number and an increase in brightness with no significant impact on the viscosity values, compared with the control. Oxygen was the variable with the smallest influence on the final pulp properties while the laccase and buffer solution showed a significant influence. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source


Martin-Sampedro R.,Cellulose and Paper Laboratory | Miranda J.,Cellulose and Paper Laboratory | Garcia-Fuentevilla L.L.,Cellulose and Paper Laboratory | Hernandez M.,Cellulose and Paper Laboratory | And 3 more authors.
Bioprocess and biosystems engineering | Year: 2015

A laccase stage can be used as a pre-treatment of a standard chemical bleaching sequence to reduce environmental concerns associated to this process. The importance of each independent variable and its influence on the properties of the bleached pulp have been studied in depth in this work, using an adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) with four independent variables (laccase, buffer, mediator and oxygen) as input. Eucalyptus globulus kraft pulp was biobleached using a laccase from Pycnoporus sanguineus and a natural mediator (acetosyringone). Later, an alkaline extraction and a hydrogen peroxide treatment were applied. Most biobleaching processes showed a decrease in kappa number and an increase in brightness with no significant impact on the viscosity values, compared with the control. Oxygen was the variable with the smallest influence on the final pulp properties while the laccase and buffer solution showed a significant influence. Source

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