Biermann's Handbook of Pulp and Paper

Biermann's Handbook of Pulp and Paper

Volume 1: Raw Material and Pulp Making

3rd Edition - May 17, 2018

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  • Author: Pratima Bajpai
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128142417
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128142400

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Biermann's Handbook of Pulp and Paper: Raw Material and Pulp Making, Third Edition is a comprehensive reference for industry and academia covering the entire gamut of pulping technology. This book provides a thorough introduction to the entire technology of pulp manufacture; features chapters covering all aspects of pulping from wood handling at the mill site through pulping and bleaching and pulp drying. It also includes a discussion on bleaching chemicals, recovery of pulping spent liquors and regeneration of chemicals used and the manufacture of side products. The secondary fiber recovery and utilization and current advances like organosolv pulping and attempts to close the cycle in bleaching plants are also included. Hundreds of illustrations, charts, and tables help the reader grasp the concepts being presented. This book will provide professionals in the field with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on the state-of- the-art techniques and aspects involved in pulp making.  It has been updated, revised and extended. Alongside the traditional aspects of pulping and papermaking processes, this book also focuses on biotechnological methods, which is the distinguishing feature of this book. It includes wood-based products and chemicals, production of dissolving pulp, hexenuronic acid removal, alternative chemical recovery processes, forest products biorefinery. The most significant changes in the areas of raw material preparation and handling, pulping and recycled fiber have been included. A total of 11 new chapters have been added. This handbook is essential reading for all chemists and engineers in the paper and pulp industry.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage on all aspects of pulp making
  • Covers the latest science and technology in pulp making
  • Includes traditional and biotechnological methods, a unique feature of this book
  • Presents the environmental impact of pulp and 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

  • 1. Introduction and the Literature
    2. Wood and Fiber Fundamentals
    3. Wood and Fiber-Growth and Anatomy
    4. Softwood Anatomy
    5. Hardwood Anatomy
    6. Wood Fiber Anatomy and Identification
    7. Properties of wood
    8. Wood-Based Products and Chemicals
    9. Calculations of Wood, Paper, and Other Materials
    10 Non-wood Fiber Use in Pulp and Paper
    11. Raw material preparation
    12. Pulping Fundamentals
    13. Pulping Calculations
    14. Production of Dissolving Grade Pulp
    15. Pulp Washing
    16. Pulp Cleaning, Screening, and Fractionation
    17. Kraft Spent Liquor Recovery
    18. Alternative Chemical Recovery Processes
    19. Pulp Bleaching
    20. Hexenuronic Acid and Their Removal
    21. Bleaching and Pulp Properties Calculations
    22. Purification of Process Water in Closed-Cycle Mills
    23. Fiber from Recycled Paper and Utilization
    24. Pulp Bioprocessing
    25. Forest Biorefinery

Product details

  • No. of pages: 668
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: May 17, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128142417
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128142400

About the Author

Pratima Bajpai

Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has over 36 years of experience in research at the National Sugar Institute, University of Saskatchewan, the Universitiy of Western Ontario, in Canada, in addition to the Thapar Research and Industrial Development Centre, in India. She also worked as a visiting professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada and as a visiting researcher at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. She has been named among the World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University in the list published in October 2022. This is the third consecutive year that she has made it into the prestigious list. 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant-Pulp and Paper, Kanpur, India

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