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Novel device to study pulp suspensions behaviour in order to move towards zero energy losses in papermaking

Objective

Pulp suspensions are different from other solid-liquid systems because of the unique interactions between the different components of the fiber furnish: fibers, fines, fillers, additives, DCM, etc. Fiber-fiber interactions, fiber-water, fiber-fines, fiber-additives, fines-additives, etc., are very important in these heterogeneous samples giving rise to complex shear mechanism that are different from classical slurry systems. The flow properties of the pulp suspensions are important for the optimal functionality of most unit operations in pulp and paper- making.

The aim of this project is to develop a novel device to study pulp suspensions behavior and to explore two potential uses for the new device: the improvement on equipment design and wet end chemistry optimization. The identified benefits are: pumping energy cost saving of 19%; maintenance cost reduction by 2%; performance improvement in pulp processing, which also improves product quality; and potential cost reduction by means of wet end optimization.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/fibers
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Address
Avda. Complutense S/n
Madrid
Spain

Participants (10)

AQUA+TECH SPECIALTIES SA
Switzerland
Address
Chemin Du Chalet-du-bac, 4
La Plaine/geneva
FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS E TECNOLOGIA- UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Address
Colégio S. Jerónimo- Largo D. Dinis
Coimbra
GOPACA- FÁBRICA DE PAPEL E CARTÃO SA.
Portugal
Address
Lugar Da Azenha
Paços De Brandão-santa Maria Da Feira
GRUENPERGA PAPIER GMBH.
Germany
Address
Am Güterbahnhof 3
Gruenhainichen
JUAN ROMANÍ ESTEVE S.A.
Spain
Address
Biarritz, N° 3
Madrid
MILLVISION B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Molenstraat, 2-B
Raamsdonk
PAKA GLASHUETTER PAPPEN- UND KARTONAGENFABRIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Mueglitztalstrasse 2
Glashuette
PAPELERA DEL JARAMA, S.A.
Spain
Address
C/ Camino Del Rio, S/n
Velilla De San Antonio (Madrid)
PAPELERA DEL PRINCIPADO, S.A.
Spain
Address
Enlace Autovía L-200 S/n
Mollerussa
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Helmholtzstr. 10
Dresden