From wood shavings to mechanical pulp - a new raw material?
2005 (English)In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, ISSN 0283-2631, Vol. 20, no 4, 418-422 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Wood chips used in the thermomechanical pulping (TMP) process were originally designed to suit the chemical pulping process. The production of small wood pieces more suitable for the TMP process could lead to an energy saving in this energy-intensive process. This paper discusses the potential benefits of using wood shavings instead of chips as the raw material for TMP production. In some exploratory trials, wood shavings with a thickness of about 2 mm and wood chips were refined in two steps under normal TMP process conditions in a pilot refiner. The first-stage refining was performed under pressurized conditions at 130°C. The second-stage refining was performed at atmospheric pressure at approximately 100°C at four different energy levels. The quality of the pulp produced from wood shavings was found to be better than that of the pulp produced from wood chips, with respect to both strength properties (except tear index) and optical properties at comparable energy levels. The potential for energy savings at a given tensile index using wood shavings instead of the traditional chips is estimated to be about 25%.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 20, no 4, 418-422 p.
Shaving, Metal lathe, Energy consumption, Energy saving, Fibre dimension, Collapse
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6800DOI: 10.3183/NPPRJ-2005-20-04-p418-422ISI: 000235258200007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-30344434073OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6800DiVA: diva2:11612
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