Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Paper Science and Engineering
The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of replacing cationic starch with a synthetic cationic polymer in the emulsification of alkenyl succinic anhydride for use in alkaline sizing.
Three methods of determining the validity of the hypothesis were investigated. The mechanisms encompassed with respect to polymer performance were emulsion stability, retention of ASA, and ASA hydrolysis.
Schultz, Lisa L., "An Investigation of the Feasibility of the Replacement of Starch by Synthetic Cationic Polymers for the Emulsification of Alkenyl Succinic Anhydride" (1983). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 484.