Isolation of hemicelluloses from spent-sulfite-liquor

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


Hemicellulose from wood is dissolved during pulping. The hemicelluloses can be of either oligomeric or monomeric form. The aim of this project is to extract and purify oligomeric hemicelluloses from spent cooking liquors. The hemicelloloses will then be used in a project at the department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology for further processing into valuble polymers by enzymatic processes. The second part of the project will be to concentrate the product from the enzymatic processes.
Effective start/end date2015/05/012020/09/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Free keywords

  • GGM
  • lignin
  • galactoglucomannan
  • lignin-carbohydrate-complex
  • lignosulfonates
  • ultrafiltration
  • membrane filtration
  • antisolvent precipitation
  • adsorption