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Nonwood Plant Fibers for Pulp and Paper examines the use of nonwood plant fibers for pulp and paper, worldwide pulping capacity of nonwood fibers, categories of non-wood raw materials, problems associated with the utilization of non-wood fibers, pulping, bleaching, chemical recovery and papermaking of nonwood raw materials, the use of nonwood plant fibers in specific paper and paperboard grades, and the advantages and drawbacks of using nonwood fiber for papermaking and future prospects. This book gives professionals in the field the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on the state-of- the-art techniques and aspects involved in pulp and paper making from nonwoods.
- Provides comprehensive coverage on all aspects of pulping and papermaking of non-wood fibers
- Covers the latest science and technology in pulping and papermaking of non-wood fibers
- Focuses on biotechnological methods, a distinguishing feature of this book and its main attraction
- Presents valuable references related to the pulp and papermaking industry
Applied Chemists, Foresters, Chemical Engineers, Wood Scientists, and Pulp and Paper technologist/ Engineers, and anyone else interested or involved in the pulp and paper industry. It will be a valuable tool for specialists in the field, researchers, teachers and students for enlarging their horizon on pulp and paper manufacturing from non-wood fibers
1. General background and Introduction
2. Considerations for use of nonwood fiber
3. Worldwide pulping capacity of nonwood fibers
4. Categories of non-wood raw materials
5. Problems associated with the use of nonwood fibers and how they are approached
6. Handling, storage and preparation of nonwood raw materials for pulping
7. Pulping properties/Pulping
9. Chemical recovery
10. Beating/Refining Papermaking
11. Use of nonwood plant fibers in specific paper and paperboard grades
12. Advantages and disadvantages of using nonwood fiber for papermaking
13. The Future
- No. of pages:
- © Elsevier 2021
- 1st September 2020
- Paperback ISBN:
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.
Consultant-Pulp and Paper, Kanpur, India
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