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Leponiemi, A., Pahkala, K., and Heikkilä, T. (2010). "Storage of chemically pretreated wheat straw - A means to ensure quality raw material for pulp preparation," BioRes. 5(3), 1908-1922.


The aim of this study was to evaluate effects of chemical pretreatment and storage on non-wood pulping and on pulp quality. The processes studied were hot water treatment followed by alkaline peroxide bleaching or soda cooking. The results showed that it is possible to store wheat straw outside for at least one year without significant changes in the raw material chemical composition and without adverse effects on the resulting pulp quality. The results are significant to the industry using non-woods to ensure the availability and the quality of the raw-material throughout the year in spite of the short harvesting time.
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