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Paper Manufacture - PPE110
Credits: 4 (Independent Study)
The course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge of the entire papermaking process starting with the nature of the fibres and stock preparation. It progresses through stock proportioning and use of chemical additives to stock delivery on the paper machine. Wet-end papermaking specifics for single and twin wire fourdrinier as well as cylinder type machines will be covered. Press types and their operation, wet press felts and felt cleaning will be studied. Paper dryers, their operation and energy consumption will be explored. Size presses, on-machine controls, overall operation and paper quality will be studied.
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