Course: Production and Properties of Pulps

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Course title Production and Properties of Pulps
Course code UCHTML/C076
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Milichovský Miloslav, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
History of pulp and paper production. The raw materials for paper fibers production. Wood as basic resource for pulps production - its occurrence, properties, structure, composition. Wood preparation before production of paper fibers - haul up, barking, chip screening, organization of log storage. Principles and technology of high-yield pulps - groudwoods, pressure groundwood,TMP, CTMP, CMP, BCTMP, APMP, XTMP. Teh influence of physical, hypermolecular, chemical, biochemical, photochemical action upon wood with aim paper fibers production. Principles and technology of chemical pulps production. Chemistry of alkaline (sulphate), neutral (NSSC) and acid (sulphite) cooking processes - mechamisms of delignification and hydrolysis reactions, selectivity and diferences of multistage cooking processes, kinetic and control of cooking processes. Modern cooking processes - Super Batch, Enerbatch,RDM, MCC, Organosolve processes. Pulp bleaching - chemistry and technology of classical bleaching processes based on chlorine and modern procedures based on oxygen compounds. Washing, sorting, screening and cleaning of pulps. Cooking chemicals regeneration and cooking liquer recovery. Byproducts. Environmental and safety conditions of pulp production. Properties of pulps and other paper fibers - evaluation of mechanical, chemical and optical properties, explanation of their behaviour.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • unspecified - 60 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 90 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The basic knowlege of chemical pulping and the pulp properties. The students receive an ability to orientation in problems of both production and the properties of pulps.
The ability to orientation in problems of both the production and the properties of pulps.
Prerequisites
The basic knowledge of anorganic and organic chemistry and technology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

Test and oral examination
Recommended literature
  • Gullichsen J., Carl-Johan Fogelholm. Chemical Pulping, Book 6A and 6B. Fapet Oy, Helsinki, Finland, 2000. ISBN 952-5216-06-3.
  • Hnětkovský V. Papírenská příručka. ISBN 04-625-83.
  • Sundholm J. Mechanical Pulping. Fapet Oy, Helsihki, Finland, 2000. ISBN 952-5216-05-5.
  • Šutý L. Výroba a vlastnosti buničín. ISBN 63-557-82.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technology of Paper and Pulp (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technology of Paper and Pulp (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technology of Paper and Pulp (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Summer