Biermann's Handbook of Pulp and Paper - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128142400

Biermann's Handbook of Pulp and Paper

3rd Edition

Volume 1: Raw Material and Pulp Making

Authors: Pratima Bajpai
Paperback ISBN: 9780128142400
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 560
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Biermann's Handbook of Pulp and Paper, Third Edition, features additional material on Kraft pulping and bleaching, mechanical pulping, chemical recovery, secondary fiber recovery and utilization and papermaking and adds 16 new chapters on topics - Properties of wood, Cellulose Products and 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, Finnishing Water circuits, Paper and Board Grades and their Properties, Testing of Paper and Board and Enzymes in pulp and paper processing . The third edition is split in to 2 volumes. Volume 1 deals with the raw material and pulp making and includes new chapters on wood based products and chemicals, fiber production from recycled paper as well as a concept on forest biorefinery.

In its third edition, Handbook of Pulping and Papermaking is a comprehensive reference for industry and academia covering 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 product. The book emphasizes principles and concepts behind pulp and papermaking, detailing both the physical and chemical processes. Hundreds of illustrations, charts, and tables help the reader grasp the concepts being presented.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of pulping
  • Covers the latest science and technology in pulping
  • Includes traditional as well as biotechnological methods, unique feature of this book
  • Includes alternative chemical recovery processes
  • Includes a chapter on Forest Products Biorefinery
  • Valuable reference which every pulp and papermaker/ engineer/chemist must have access


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 1
Introduction and the Literature
Wood and Fiber Fundamentals
Wood and Fiber—Growth and Anatomy
Softwood Anatomy
Hardwood Anatomy
Wood Fiber Anatomy and Identification
Properties of wood
Cellulose Products and Chemicals from Wood (Wood-based products and chemicals)
Calculations of Wood, Paper, and Other Materials
Non wood Fiber Use in Pulp and Paper
Raw material preparation
Pulping Fundamentals
Pulping Calculations
Production of dissolving grade pulp
Pulp cleaning, screening and fractionation
Kraft Spent Liquor Recovery
Alternative chemical recovery processes
Pulp Bleaching
Hexenuronic acid and their removal
Bleaching and Pulp Properties Calculations
System closure
Fiber from Recycled Paper and utilization (Recycled fiber and its utilization)Title changed as suggested by reviewer
Enzymes in pulp processing
Integrated forest biorefinery (will include new biorefinery concepts, chemicals and biofuels)


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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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