Parameters Affecting the Cross-Flow Filtration of Dissolved LignoBoost Kraft Lignin
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

In the kraft pulping process, the lignin-containing by-product kraft black liquor is currently combusted as an energy source. LignoBoost is a technique that extracts lignin from kraft black liquor, resulting in a lignin-lean black liquor, which is returned to the process, and an extracted kraft lignin. To facilitate the use of the extracted kraft lignin in high-value applications, it can be refined via fractionation to produce a more homogeneous starting raw material. Hence, the aim of this study is to investigate the behavior of dissolved softwood kraft lignin during cross-flow filtration. The effects of the lignin concentration, pH, and ionic strength on the fractionation of the dissolved lignin during cross-flow filtration are investigated. The results indicate that large amounts of low-molecular-weight kraft lignin can be produced from solutions having a low lignin concentration. Furthermore, the effects of pH and ionic strength on the fractionation of low-molecular-weight lignin are identified within the studied ranges.

Cross-flow filtration

low molecular weight

kraft lignin



Mikaela Helander

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Tuve Mattsson

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC)

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemiteknik

Hans Theliander

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemiteknik

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC)

M. E. Lindstrom

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology

0277-3813 (ISSN) 1532-2319 (eISSN)

Vol. 36 1 1-8


Pappers-, massa- och fiberteknik



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