Study of Rice Husk Pulping for utilization of Rice Husk Fiber

왕겨섬유 활용을 위한 왕겨 펄프화 연구

  • Oh, Min-Taek (Dept. of Biobased Materials, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Chungnam Natl. Univ.) ;
  • Sun, Yong-Joo (Dept. of Biobased Materials, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Chungnam Natl. Univ.)
  • 오민택 (충남대학교 농업생명과학대학 환경소재공학과) ;
  • 성용주 (충남대학교 농업생명과학대학 환경소재공학과)
  • Received : 2012.06.01
  • Accepted : 2012.06.18
  • Published : 2012.06.30


The rice husk is one of the major agricultural residue in KOREA. In this paper, the effects of various pulping conditions on the properties of rice husk pulp and handsheets made of rice husk fiber were evaluated in order to utilize the rice husk as an alternative source for wood pulp. Two typical alkali pulping, such as soda pulping and Kraft pulping were applied with various conditions of the pulping processes. The higher effective alkali and higher pulping temperature resulted in the higher efficiency in removal of lignin and ash, which leaded to the higher strength properties of handsheets made of rice husk fiber, but the lower yield of rice husk pulp. The better efficiency in production of rice husk pulp and the stronger handsheets were obtained by the Kraft pulping.


Supported by : 농림수산식품부


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