Biermann's Handbook of Pulp and Paper - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128142387

Biermann's Handbook of Pulp and Paper

3rd Edition

Volume 2: Paper and Board Making

Authors: Pratima Bajpai
Paperback ISBN: 9780128142387
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 8th June 2018
Page Count: 650
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Biermann's Handbook of Pulp and Paper, Third Edition: Paper and Board Making features updated material on kraft pulping and bleaching, mechanical pulping, chemical recovery, secondary fiber recovery and utilization and papermaking. This new edition includes sections on the properties of wood, cellulose products, chemicals from wood, raw material preparation, production of dissolving grade pulp, pulp cleaning, screening and fractionation, alternative chemical recovery processes, system closure, integrated forest biorefinery, coating, finishing water circuits, paper and board grades and their properties, and more. The book includes hundreds of illustrations, charts and tables that help the reader grasp the concepts being presented.

This new edition is split in to two volumes, with the second volume covering the environmental impact of papermaking industries and the chemistry of pulp. Readers will find a comprehensive reference for industry and academia that covers the entire gamut of pulp and paper mill technology. The book offers a concise, yet thorough, introduction to the process of papermaking, from the production of wood chips, to the final testing and use of the paper products.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage on all aspects of papermaking
  • Covers the latest science and technology in papermaking
  • Includes traditional and biotechnological methods, a unique feature of this book
  • Presents the environmental impact of papermaking industries
  • Sets itself apart as a valuable reference that every pulp and papermaker/engineer/chemist will find extremely useful


Applied Chemists, Foresters, Chemical Engineers, Wood Scientists, and Pulp and Paper Technologists/ Engineers, and anyone else interested or involved in the pulp and paper industry. It is an invaluable reference source for libraries in college/universities and industrial institutions, government laboratories and independent research institutes in the field

Table of Contents

Volume 2
Refining and Pulp Characterization
Paper and its Properties
Stock Preparation and Additives for Papermaking
Paper Manufacture
Paper and Board Grades and Their Properties
Testing of Paper and Board
Enzymes in paper processing
Papermaking Chemistry
Optical Properties of Paper
Water circuits
Environmental Impact (will include Wastewater, air emissions and solid residues generation and mitigation)
Metric and English Units and Unit Analysis
Introductory Chemistry Review
Analytical and Coordinate Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Carbohydrate Chemistry
Total Quality Management
Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Printing and the Graphic Arts
Process Control
Corrugated Containers
Miscellaneous Topics


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About the Author

Pratima Bajpai

Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has a vast 36 years of experience in this field. She has worked at National Sugar Institute Kanpur (India), University of Saskatchewan (Canada), University of Western Ontario (Canada), and Thapar Center for Industrial Research and Development (India). Dr. Bajpai’s main areas of expertise are industrial biotechnology, pulp and paper, and environmental biotechnology. She has contributed immensely to the field of industrial biotechnology and is a recognized expert in the field. Dr. Bajpai has written several advanced level technical books on environmental and biotechnological aspects of pulp and paper which have been published by leading publishers in the USA and Europe. She has also contributed chapters to a number of books and encyclopedia, obtained 11 patents, written several technical reports, and has implemented several processes in Indian Paper mills. Dr. Bajpai is an active member of the American Society of Microbiologists and is a reviewer of many international research journals. She has also handled several Sponsored Research Projects from industry and government agencies. She is an active member of the New York Academy of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and many more.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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