Environmentally Friendly Technologies for the Pulp and Paper Industry / Edition 1

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Overview

Solving the pulp and paper industries' environmental problems is essential to maintaining the forest industry and accommodating the changing economic needs of forest communities. This book explores the construction of new mills—operating on new technology that does not produce pollutants—which are vital to the pulp and paper industry.

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Each chapter author in this collection has developed a new process for the production of pulp and paper, representing a shift to more environmentally friendly techniques in the industry. In their introduction, the editors claim that the contributors' approaches generally represent revolutionary, rather than evolutionary change. Eighteen contributions are grouped in sections on chemical and on biological applications to pulp and paper processing. Among the topics: organosolv, acetic acid-based, and steam explosion pulping; chlorine-free bleaching of pulps; industrially important white-rot fungi; biomechanical pulping; and engineering, scale-up, and economic aspects of fungal pretreatment of wood chips. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471157700
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/19/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

The Need for New Technologies in the Pulp and Paper Industry (M. Akhtar & R. Young) CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS TO PULP AND PAPER PROCESSING.

Developments in Organosolv Pulping—An Overview (H. Hergert).

Catalyzed Alcohol Organosolv Pulping (L. Paszner).

Steam Explosion Pulping (B. Kokta & A. Ahmed).

BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS TO PULP AND PAPER PROCESSING.

Taxonomy of Industrially Important White-Rot Fungi (H. Burdsall).

Engineering, Scale-Up, and Economic Aspects of Fungal Pretreatment of Wood Chips (G. Scott, et al.).

Fungal Pretreatment for Organosolv Pulping Dissolving Pulp Production (A. Ferraz, et al.).

Biological Approach for Pulping and Bleaching of Nonwoody Plants (H. Sabharwal).

Bleaching Kraft Pulps with White-Rot Fungi (I. Reid).

Fungal Treatment of Wood Chips to Remove Extractives (C. Breuil, et al.).

Index.

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