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Influence of Bast Fibers Treatment Stages on Microcrystalline Cellulose Indices

The process of obtaining microcrystalline cellulose from non-wood plant bast fibers (flax, hemp, kenaf) with using preliminary acid hydrolysis, alkaline sulfite -alcohol method delignification and oxidation-organosolvent processing was investigated. It is established that the conduct preliminary acid hydrolysis in the first step of obtaining microcrystalline cellulose can significantly reduce the mineral content (at 62–75 %), partly yield of pulp (at 9–12 %) and residual lignin content (at 20–30 %) compared of feedstock.