Environmentally Benign Approaches for Pulp Bleaching


  • Pratima Bajpai, Pratima Bajpai Consultant-Pulp and Paper, Thapar Centre for Industrial R&D Patiala, India

Pulp and paper production has increased globally and will continue to increase in the near future. Approximately 155 million tons of wood pulp is produced worldwide and about 260 million is projected for 2010. To cope with the increasing demand, an increase in production and improved environmental performance is needed as the industry is under constant pressure to reduce environmental emissions to air and water. This book gives updated information on environmentally benign approaches for pulp bleaching, which can help solve the problems associated with conventional bleaching technologies.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-59421-1


"Bajpai provides a second edition of his comprehensive book on environmentally benign methods for pulp bleaching and related new and emerging technologies…The book includes extensive end-of-chapter references and a list of abbreviations. While technical, it is clearly written."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. General Background
3. Options for Environmentally Benign Bleaching
4. Hexenuronic acids and their removal
5. ECF and TCF bleaching
6. Chlorine Free Bleaching of Secondary Fibers
7. Closed Cycle Bleach Plant
Subject index