Conference proceedings article

Collimated chipping technology in order to reduce the energy consumption in mechanical pulping


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Author list: Carlberg, Torbjörn;Engstrand, Per;Gradin, Per;Hellström, Lisbeth

Publication year: 2011

Start page: 457

End page: 460

Number of pages: 4

ISBN: 978-7-5019-8251-6

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It has recently been shown that it is possible to improve the energy efficiency during first stage TMP (thermomechanical pulp) refining by utilizing a modified chipping method (collimated chipping). A patent application regarding this method has been filed and is pending. The modification consists in that the spout angle i.e. the angle between the fibre direction of the wood specimen and the cutting plane, is increased. This paper reports the differences in properties of IMP refined from chips produced at two different spout angles i.e. 30 and 50 with and without the addition of sodium bisulphite (NaHSO3) to the dilution water. It was found that the specific energy input for a certain CSF (Canadian Standard Freeness) value was lower for chips produced at spout 50 but that the addition of chemicals to the dilution water had no influence on the specific energy value for a given CSF value. However, the tensile index and specific light scattering coefficient was substantially higher for handsheets made of the pulp refined from chips produced at spout angle 50 and with NaHSO3 added compared to handsheets from pulp made from 30 and 50 chips without chemicals added.


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