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The effect of wood extractive composition on pitch deposition


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McLean, Douglas Scott 2003 , 'The effect of wood extractive composition on pitch deposition', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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A study of the effects that wood extractive composition has on pitch deposition was
conducted using model solutions comprised of a resin acid, fatty acid and
triglyceride. The deposition behaviour was investigated under various conditions of
pH and temperature.
Statistical pitch deposition models were developed through the use of general
multiple linear regression analysis techniques to relate total pitch deposited to the
interaction of the various components present in the pitch before deposition. These
statistical models were used to predict suitable control strategies for various pH and
temperature conditions.
Three of the classes of chemical compounds found in wet end and wood extractive
chemistry were investigated in this study. The results and deposition models
developed help to explain why strategies to control wood pitch deposition have
and/or have not worked.
Mechanisms of the interaction between components are proposed, based on evidence
from this work and corroboration of papers from the literature.
The techniques reported in this thesis form a framework under which more complex
and in depth wood pitch deposition studies could be conducted.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:McLean, Douglas Scott
Keywords: Wood, Pitch
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Available for library use only and limited copying in accordance with the Australian Copyright Act of 1968. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 2003. Includes bibliographical references

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