Forestry and Forest Products Research Centre
 
 

Publications Emanating from Research done at ffp

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Andrew, J.E., Grzeskowiak, V. and Kerr, I. (2008). Hexenuronic acid in South African grown Eucalyptus hybrid clones. Tappi J. 7(3): 27-32.

Andrew, J.E., Grzeskowiak, V. and Kerr, I. (2009). Hexenuronic acid in South African grown Eucalyptus hybrid clones – Optimisation of the acid hydrolysis (A) stage. Tappi J. 8(10): 4-12.

Andrew, J., Hanuman, A. and Sithole, B.B. (2011). Measurement of stickies (Macro, Micro and Potential Secondary Stickies). Journal for the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry of South Africa (TAPPSA) Vol. 1, pp. 10-12.

Andrew, J., Hanuman, A. and Sithole, B.B. (2011). Stickies Monitoring at a Newsprint and Packaging Mill. Journal for the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry of South Africa (TAPPSA) Vol. 4(11).

Chunilall, V., Bush, T, Larsson, P.T., Iversen, T. and Kindness, A. (2010). A CP/MAS 13C-NMR study of cellulose fibril aggregation in Eucalyptus dissolving pulps during drying and the correlation between aggregate dimensions and chemical reactivity, Holzforschung, Vol. 64, pgs. 693 – 698.

Chunilall, V., Bush, T, and Erasmus, R.M. (2011). Raman line mapping of cell walls of four hardwood genotypes and a softwood genotype: Influence on acid bi-sulfite pulping, Appita, Vol. 64, No. 3, pgs. 273 – 277.

Chunilall, V., Bush, T, and Erasmus, R.M. (2012). Investigating the lignocellulosic composition during delignification using confocal raman spectroscopy, cross-polarization magic angle spinning carbon 13 - nuclear magnetic resonance (CP/MAS 13C- NMR) spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, Vol. 46(3-4), Pages: 269-276

Johakimu, J.K. and Bush, T. (2011). Fractionation of high Kappa number pulps of South African softwoods and sulfonating of the coarse fibre enriched fraction for production of sack paper. Appita Journal 64: 252-283.

Johakimu, J.K., Bush, T. and Lucia, L. (2011). Green Liquor Impregnation and Kraft Pulping of South African Pinus patula. A practical approach to provide cost savings in Kraft mill’s pulping operation. TAPPSA Journal 2: 20-26.

Naidoo, S., Ahmed, F., Pammenter, N.W. and Zboňák, A. (2010). A technique to identify annual growth rings in E. grandis using permanent sample plot data and gamma-ray densitometry. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 72:3, 191-200

Pauck, W.J., Venditti, R.A., Pocock, J. and Andrew, J.E. (2012). Using statistical experimental design techniques to determine the most effective variables for the control of the flotation deinking of mixed recycled paper grades. Tappsa J. 2: 28-41

Sefara, N.L. Conradie, D. and Turner, P. (2000). Progress in the use of near-infrared absorption spectroscopy as a tool for the rapid determination of pulp yield in plantation eucalypts. TAPPSA, November 2000, pp 15-17

Shadkami, F., Sithole, B.B., Helleur, R.J. (2010). Rapid screening of hardwood and softwood lignins by a direct thermochemolysis solids injector. Org. Geochem. 41(6):586-594.

Shadkami, F., Sithole, B.B. and R. J. Helleur, R.J. (2011). Analysis of optical brightening agents using LC-MS-Q-TOF. J. Wood Chem. Technol. 31(1): 42-57.

Sithole, B.B. and Filion, D. (2005). Determination of silicone defoamers in mill pitch deposits. TAPPSA J., Jan 2005.

Sithole, B.B. (2005). A new method to measure the pH of wood chips. Pulp Pap. Can. 106(11): T235-T238.

Sithole, B.B. (2006). Measuring the pH of wood chips, TAPPSA J., February 2006.

Sithole, B.B. and Pimentel, E.J. (2009). Determination of nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates in pulp samples by Py-GC/MS. J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis 85(1-2): 465-469.

Sithole, B.B. and Abbyad, P. (2010). Analysis of aluminum soaps in pitch deposits by gas chromatography. Tappi Journal 9(10):19-22.

Sithole, B.B., Shirin, S. and Ambayec, B. (2010). Analysis and fate of lipophilic extractives in sulphite pulps. J. Wood Chem. Techn. 30(3):31-47.

Sithole, B.B., Shirin, S., Zhang, X., Lapierre, L., Pimentel, J. and Paice, M.G. (2010). Deresination options in sulphite pulping. Bioresources 5(1): 187-205.

Sithole, B.B., Doucette, M. and Fiolet, R. (2011) Troubleshooting and controlling barium sulphate scale deposition problems in an unbleached kraft paper mill. Journal for the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry of South Africa (TAPPSA) 4(11).

Sithole, B.B., Ambayec, B., Lapierre, L. and Watanabe, C. (2012). A study of polymerization of aspen (Populus) wood lipophilic extractives by SEC and Py-GC/MS, (accepted) APPITA J.

Sithole, B.B., Pimentel, J., Gibbons, S. and Watanabe, C. (2012). Using Py-GC/MS to troubleshoot toxicity problems in mill effluents. J. Env. Monitoring 14, 2729

Sithole, B.B. and Watanabe, C. (2012). Determination of silicone defoamers in pulp fibres and deposits by Py-GC/MS. J. Anal. Applied Pyrolysis. DOI information: 10.1016/j.jaap.2012.08.013


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Andrew, J.E., Chirat, C., Mortha, G. and Grzeskowiak, V. (2008). Modified ECF bleaching sequences for South African hardwood kraft pulps. International Pulp Bleaching Conference, 2-5 June, Quebec City, QC Canada.

Andrew, J. and Hanuman, A. (2010). Measurement of total stickies. Tappsa National Conference and Exhibition, 19-20 October, Durban, South Africa.

Chunilall V., Wesley-Smith J., Bush T.L.D. (2006). Cellulose fibril aggregation studies of eucalyptus dissolving pulps using atomic force microscopy, Proc. Microsc. Soc. South Afr., Vol. 37.

Chunilall V., Wesley-Smith J., Bush T.L.D. (2008). Cellulose fibril aggregation studies of Eucalyptus dissolving pulps during drying using atomic force microscopy, Proc. Microsc. Soc. South Afr., Vol. 38, pg 54.

Chunilall V., Wesley-Smith J., Bush T.L.D. (2009). Acid bi-sulphite pulping effects on hardwoods and a softwood revealed by atomic force microscopy, Proc. Microsc. Soc. South Afr., Vol. 39, Pg 41.

Chunilall, V., Bush T., Erasmus R. E. (2010). Raman Line mapping of cell walls of four hardwoods and a softwood genotype: Influence of acid bi-sulphite pulping”, Proceedings of the 64th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, 18th – 21st April 2010, pgs 227 – 233.

Chunilall, V., Bush T., (2011). Application of FT-Raman spectroscopy to study changes in cellulose I crystallinity through the dissolving pulp process, Proceedings of the 16th International symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry, 8th – 10th June 2011, pgs 472 – 477.

Grzeskowiak, V., Turner, P. and Megown, R.A. (2000). The use of densitometry and image analysis techniques to predict pulp strength properties in Eucalyptus plantations. TAPPSA Conference “African Paper week ‘2000 and beyond’”. Durban, South Africa, 17 – 20 October

Johakimu, J.K., Bush, T. and Lucia, L. (2010). Improving the competiveness of the South African Kraft pulping Industry through Green Liquor pre-treatment of woodchips prior to pulping – A preliminary study. ICFR conference, August 2010, Durban, South Africa.

Johakimu, J.K., Bush, T. (2010). Case study on the potential of improving pulp quality and energy efficiency in a South African TMP mills. Tappsa conference, October 2010, Durban, South Africa.

Lekha, P., Murugan, N., Wesley-Smith, J., Bush, T., and Berjak, P. (2009). Drying regime effects on enzyme-gold localisation of xylan in Eucalyptus dissolving pulp fibres. Proc. Microsc. Soc. South Afr. 39, pp. 36

Lekha, P., Bush, T., Berjak, P., Pammenter, N. (2011). Chemical and Cryo-methods for assessing hardwood pulp fibre ultrastructure. International Academy of Wood Science annual meeting, August 31-02 September 2011, Stockholm Sweden.

Megown, R.A., Turner, P., Grzeskowiak, V. and Megown, K. A. (2000). The development of a GIS based wood quality prediction system for the pulp and paper industry. TAPPSA Conference “African Paper week ‘2000 and beyond’”. Durban, South Africa. 17 – 20 October

Megown, K.A., Turner, P., Male, J. R. and Retief, R. J. (2000). The impact of site index and age on the wood, pulp and pulping properties of Eucalyptus grandis clone (Tag 5). IUFRO Conference “Forest Genetics for the next Millenium”, IUFRO Working Party 2.08.01. Durban, South Africa. 8 – 13 October

Naidoo, S., Zboňák, A. and Ahmed, F. (2006). The effect of moisture availability on wood density and vessel characteristics of Eucalyptus grandis in the warm temperate region in South Africa. In S. Kurjatko, J. Kúdela and R. Lagana (Eds) Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium, Wood Structure and Properties ’06. September 3-6. Sliac-Sielnica, Slovakia. The Technical University in Zvolen. pp. 117–122 (ISBN 80–968869–4–3)

Naidoo, S., Zboňák, A., Pammenter, N.W. and Ahmed, F. (2007). Assessing the effects of water availability and soil characteristics on selected wood properties of E. grandis in South Africa. IUFRO 2.08.03. Eucalypts and diversity: Balancing productivity and sustainability. Durban, South Africa Oct 22-26, 2007 (ISBN: 978-0-620-40465-5)

Naidoo (Lekha), P., Wesley-Smith, J. and Bush, T. (2008). Localisation of xylan in Eucalyptus dissolving pulp fibres using enzyme-gold labelling and TEM. Proc. Microsc. Soc. South Afr., volume 38, pp. 56.

Sithole, B.B., Pimentel, J., Ambayec, B., Gagne, A., Douek, M. and Allen, L.H. (2008). Evidence for the occurrence of polymerised wood resin in pulp and paper samples by various analytical techniques. Proceedings, Tappi 2008 Engineering, pulping and environmental conference.

Turner, P. (2001). Strategic and tactical options for managing the quality and value of Eucalypt plantation resources. IUFRO Conference “Desarrollando el Eucalipto del futuro/Developing the Eucalypt of the future”, Valdivia, Chile. 10-15 September

Turner, P., Megown, K.A., Grzeskowiak, V., Megown, R.A., Pauck, W.J. and Alborough, D.A. (2000). An industrial evaluation of a stand level grading system for Pinus patula. IUFRO Conference “Forest Genetics for the next Millenium”, IUFRO Working Party 2.08.01. Durban, South Africa. 8 – 13 October


CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Chunilall, V., Bush, T. and Larsson, P.T. (2012). Supra-molecular structure and chemical reactivity of Cellulose I studied using CP/MAS 13C-NMR, Cellulose / Book 1, ISBN 979-953-307-911-9 (Page numbers to be added)

Naidoo, S. and Ahmed, F. (2012). Wood properties of Eucalyptus spp. grown for pulp and paper production in South Africa. In Bredenkamp, B.V. and Upfold, S., (Eds). South African Forestry Handbook, Fifth Edition. Southern African Institute of Forestry, Pretoria, South Africa. Chapter 8.2, pp. 639-652.