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Table 2 Effects of enzymatic pretreatments on fibre morphology and on mechanical fibrillation

From: Assessing the enzymatic effects of cellulases and LPMO in improving mechanical fibrillation of cotton linters

  Pulp After mechanical fibrillation
Fibre width (μm) Fibre length (mm) Fines (%) Yield (%) Transmittance at 700 nm (%)
R 25.5 0.25 52.58 0 2.4 ± 0.5
Ck 24.9 0.25 53.7 0 3.2 ± 0.7
C9 24.7 0.24 55.43 0 7.8 ± 0.3
C50 24.2 0.22 59.25 0 45.6 ± 1.2
CF 24.8 0.22 59.01 0 32.9 ± 0.9
Cll 23.2 0.21 62.18 0 27.9 ± 0.8
Cmix 21.2 0.18 70.44 18 ± 1 52.7 ± 0.9
Sk 25.1 0.25 52.8 0 3.8 ± 0.5
S 23.3 0.21 61.58 2.5 ± 2 4.3 ± 0.4
SCmix 23.2 0.16 73.5 23 ± 1 51.8 ± 0.5
L_Tempo 23.0 0.23 57.13 10 ± 2 4.5 ± 0.6
Com 11 ± 2 5.7 ± 0.7
  1. The confidence interval of the fibre width, fibre length and fines was less than 2% in all cases
  2. R (initial refined pulp), Ck (cellulase control treatment), C50 (Sertec20 cellulase), CF (Fibercare cellulase), Cll (Celluclast cellulase) C9 (Cel9B), Cmix (cellulase mixture consisting in Fibercare and Celluclast), Sk (LPMO control treatment), S (LPMO), SCmix (LPMO and Cmix), L_Tempo (Laccase_Tempo treatment) and Com (commercial NFC)