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Author response to the comments by P. Calvini regarding the article “On the degradation evolution equations of cellulose” by H.-Z. Ding and Z. D. Wang



Thermal Ageing Cellulose Degradation Kraft Paper Direct Plot Scission Production 
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Wolfgang Glasser (Editor in Chief) for his invitation and providing guidance on completing this rebuttal comments; to thank Dr. Paolo Calvini for his time and interest in our paper; to thank Dr. Marina Bicchieri, Head of the Chemistry Department, Istituto Centrale per la Patologia del Libro for kindly confirming their experimental data presented in Piantanida et al. (2005) and utilised in the present Figs 1, 2 and 4. We would also like to thank the EPSRC-SUPERGEN V-AMPerES (Asset Management and Performance of Energy Systems) for the support to our research on the kinetics of cellulose degradation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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