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  • Autor
    • Redlinger-Pohn, Jakob Dominik
    • Grabner, Matthias
    • Zauner, Philipp
    • Radl, Stefan
  • TitelSeparation of Cellulose Fibres from Pulp Suspension by Froth Flotation Fractionation
  • Volltext
  • DOI10.1016/j.seppur.2016.06.004
  • Persistent Identifier
  • Erschienen inSeparation and purification technology
  • Band169
  • Erscheinungsjahr2016
  • Seiten304-313
  • LicenceCC-BY
  • ZugriffsrechteCC-BY
  • Download Statistik47
  • Peer ReviewJa
  • AbstractFlotation of cellulose pulp suspension in paper industry is primarily used for separation of ink particles from cellulose fibres. Entrainment, an unwanted phenomena well described in the field of mineral flotation, also leads to a removal of fibres with the flotation froth. We find that the entrainment phenomena can be used for the separation of long fibres from a fibre pulp<br/>suspension, and hence for pulp fractionation. Specifically, we use a 2D bubble column to investigate the influence of (i) bubble size, (ii) wash rate and (iii) stirring on the separation of long fibres from cellulose pulp suspension. Separation of fibres from fibre pulp suspension is tested for mechanical pulp and chemical pulp. We find that size selective recovery yields best result for (i) large bubbles, and (ii) additional washing due to the increase of small particle<br/>drainage. However, both strategies lead to a reduction of the total recovery rate. Stirring significantly improved the total recovery and benefited the selective separation. Best results are achieved with small bubbles for chemical pulp. For mechanical pulp, fractionation is more challenging due to lower froth stability, but still fibres with a reduced amount of smaller fraction can be recovered.