Blanqueo de pasta kraft con hongos ligninolíticos

Translated title of the contribution: Kraft paste bleaching with ligninolitic fungi

G. Feijoo, M. T. Moreira, R. Sierra-Alvarez, J. A. Field, J. M. Lema

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There have been proposed the biotechnological processes as an alternative to the chemical bleaching sequences of Kraft cellulose paste (Kraft pulp), either for a reduction in the use of chemical compounds (prebleaching with hemicellulasas) or as a procedure able to carry out the bleaching in an ecological way (bleaching with ligninolitic fungi and their oxidative enzymes). The industrial application of the latter depends mostly on the deep knowledge of the bleaching mechanisms, where extracellular peroxidases and oxidases, produced by fungi and other environmetal factors are jointly implied, as for example, Mn2+ and organic acids concentration, oxygen pressure, etc. With the aim to analyze every factor about the biobleaching of Eucaliptus globulus Kraft paste, it was studied the effect of adding different organic acid concentrations (oxalic and glycolic acids) for different Mn+2 concentrations, the influence of the oxygenation through air or oxygen and the effect of fungus morphology, as free or immobilized mycelium, on the enzymatic activity and the final whiteness of the paste.

Translated title of the contributionKraft paste bleaching with ligninolitic fungi
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
Issue number470
StatePublished - Jul 1997


  • Biobleaching
  • Bjekandesa Sp
  • Eucalyptus globulus
  • Glycolic acid
  • Kraft paste
  • Oxalic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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