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The characterisation of organic components in the calcium and magnesium effluent streams at Sappi Saiccor

B Moodley, DA Mulholland, JJ Marsh

Abstract


Sappi Saiccor is one of the few pulp mills that use the acid sulphite pulping process with hardwood feedstock to produce a high-grade cellulose pulp. The major constituents identified in the calcium effluent stream and the magnesium condensate effluent stream were a mixture of lignan isomers, episyringaresinol and meso-syringaresinol and lignin-type precursors such as 3-(4'-hydroxy-3', 5'-dimethoxyphenyl)-prop-1-ene, 2, 6-dimethoxy-1, 4-benzoquinone, 3-(4-'hydroxy-3', 5'-dimethoxyphenyl)- 1-hydroxy-propane-2-one, syringaldehyde and vanillin.

Water SA Vol.29(3) 2003: 237-240



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/wsa.v29i3.4922
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