Experimental determination of the diffusion of monovalent cation into wood: Effects of temperature and impregnation time on concentration profiles
Conference contribution, 2013

A thorough understanding of the key phenomena that take place during the chemical transport of reactants into a wood matrix is critical for the success of today’s chemical pulp mills as well as future biorefinery operations. In the present article, our previous experimental methodology has been further developed to minimise the effect of the micro-cracks present in wood pieces. The effects of temperature and impregnation time on local concentration profiles in Norway spruce wood were investigated using LiCl as a tracer substance. The concentrations of Li+ ion were found to be higher in the eluate of slices taken from the outer most surface layers of an impregnated wood piece than in the bulk solution. This phenomenon varied as a function of temperature and treatment time and between Sap- and Heartwood. The method gave reasonable results, but defects in the wood pieces (micro-cracks) still exist and were detectable.

impregnation

wood.

Norway spruce

Donnan effect

lithium chloride

diffusion

experimental methodology

local concentration profiles

micro-cracks

Author

Reddysuresh Kolavali

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering

Hans Theliander

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering

Proceedings ISWFPC 2013- The 17 th International Symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry, Process Chemistry Track, Chemistry of the fiber wall and its components.June 12-14, 2013, Vancouver (BC), Canada.

Subject Categories

Wood Science

Chemical Engineering

Materials Chemistry

Areas of Advance

Energy

Materials Science

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10/7/2017