Effect of Tree Portion and Anthraquinone (AQ) on Pulp Properties from Batai (Paraserianthes falcataria)

  • Muslyza Che Hussin
  • Jamaludin KasimEmail author
Conference paper


A study from the tree portion of Batai (Paraserianthes falcataria) and anthraquinone (AQ) was carried out to the pulp properties. Nowadays, demand of paper in Malaysia and the world arises year by year and need more lignocellulosic material as an alternative source. Thus, this paper describes the effect of tree portion from Paraserianthes falcataria and anthraquinone on pulp properties. There are two pulping conditions which are used in this study: soda pulping (without AQ) and soda-Anthraquinone pulping (with 0.1 % of AQ). The finding shows that the effects of tree portion and anthraquinone are significant to the pulp properties (pulp yield, pulp screened yield, pulp screened reject, and Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF)).


Anthraquinone Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) Paraserianthes falcataria Pulp properties Tree portion 



The authors thank Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia for the financial support. Thanks also go to Amran Shafie, Rudaini Nawawi, and Sardey Idris at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Pahang, Malaysia for their assistance. We also acknowledge Dr. Rushdan Ibrahim, Shukri Said and Norazizi from Pulp and Paper Programme at Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, Malaysia for their expertise and facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversiti Teknologi MARAJengkaMalaysia

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