Alkaline enzyme assisted deinking of mixed office waste paper with cellulose

Andrés M. Dovale S., Hader H. Alzate G., Jorge A. Velásquez J., Germán C. Quintana M.

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    The enzymatic deinking process was developed in two stages, the first one was the enzyme pretreatment and the second one the subsequent flotation deinking, both conducted at pH = 5.5 and temperature = 55°C. Other process parameters were: enzyme concentration = 1545.96 FPU, air flow rate of 0.5L/min, and Na2SiO3 concentration of 48.65 Be. The optimal deinking conditions were: Enzyme dosage of 0.15%, enzymatic action time of 20 min, flotation consistency of 0.5%, whereby the 70% of essays reached ISO brightness over 70%, with a maximum value of 80% and an average yield of 90%.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages8
    Specialist publicationO Papel
    StatePublished - 1 Feb 2015


    • Deinking conditions
    • Enzymatic pretreatment
    • ISO brightness
    • Yield


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