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sulfite process

noun, Chemistry
1.
a process for making wood pulp by digesting wood chips in an acid liquor consisting of sulfurous acid and a salt, usually calcium bisulfite.
Origin of sulfite process
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Used in the sulfite process for the manufacture of wood pulp.
  • The sulfite process utilizes a cooking liquor containing sulfur dioxide, sulfurous acid, and bisulfite.
  • During that time, it used an acid sulfite process to produce dissolving-grade cellulose pulps for a specialty-chemical market.
  • The mill used an ammonia-based acid sulfite process to produce dissolving-grade pulps for a specialty pulp market.
  • However, the sulfite process chemically pulps wood using sulfur dioxide absorbed in an acidic solution.
  • The mill used a magnesium acid sulfite process to produce high-grade wood fiber pulp.
  • It is also used in the tanning industry and in the sulfite process for the manufacture of paper products.

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