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KSK041 - Paper technology
Pappersteknik
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPISC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 25121
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C+
Maximum participants: 40

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   14 Jan 2021 pm J   08 Apr 2021 am J,  16 Aug 2021 pm J

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Hans Theliander

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic course in organic chemistry
Unit operations in Chemical engineering

Aim

The aim of the course is to give the students knowledge of the processes applied in the production of different paper grades. In the laboratory sessions, some important principles and operations in papermaking will be illustrated. Paper recycling will also be covered in this course. The use of a flow-sheeting programme in a minor project work (WinGEMS, commonly used in the pulp and paper industry) gives the students some experience of how the influence of different process parameters in a paper machine can be simulated.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • describe the fundamental properties of pulp fibres
  • describe and discuss the rheological behaviour of pulp suspensions
  • describe and discuss different paper product properties, e.g., strength properties, optical properties and printability
  • describe and discuss how the choice of pulp fibre raw material influences the properties of the paper product as well as its impact on the papermaking process
  • explain and discuss the different operations in papermaking: beating, formation, pressing, drying, calendering and coating
  • make basic simulations of water and material balances of the paper plant
  • give the basic principles behind the action of paper chemicals in papermaking and discuss the impact of different types of chemicals, e.g., retention aids and additives for dry strength, wet strength and hydrofobicity
  • describe and discuss different aspects of paper recycling, e.g., fibre raw material properties, processes applied in paper recycling and products from recycled fibres

Content

The aim of the course is to give the students knowledge of the processes applied in the production of different paper grades. Different properties of paper and paper recycling will also be covered in this course. In the laboratory sessions, some important principles and operations in papermaking will be illustrated.  A study visit at a paper mill will also be included.

Organisation

The course consists of a series of lectures, laboratory sessions, project work and a study visit to a paper mill. In order to give an industrial perspective, some lecturers will be invited from the paper industry.

Literature

A book consisting of relevant chapters from The Ljungberg textbook.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam, laboratory sessions, project work and attendance at the study visit. The final grade will be set by the written exam and, to some extent, the quality of project work.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.