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Nonwood Plant Fibers for Pulp and Paper

  • Book

  • January 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5007936

Nonwood Plant Fibers for Pulp and Paper examines the use of nonwood plant fibers for pulp and paper, worldwide pulping capacity of nonwood fibers, categories of non-wood raw materials, problems associated with the utilization of non-wood fibers, pulping, bleaching, chemical recovery and papermaking of nonwood raw materials, the use of nonwood plant fibers in specific paper and paperboard grades, and the advantages and drawbacks of using nonwood fiber for papermaking and future prospects. This book gives professionals in the field the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on the state-of- the-art techniques and aspects involved in pulp and paper making from nonwood plant fibers.

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Table of Contents

1. General background and Introduction2. Considerations for use of nonwood fiber3. Worldwide pulping capacity of nonwood fibers4. Categories of non-wood raw materials5. Problems associated with the use of nonwood fibers and how they are approached6. Handling, storage and preparation of nonwood raw materials for pulping7. Pulping properties/Pulping8. Bleaching9. Chemical recovery10. Beating/Refining Papermaking11. Use of nonwood plant fibers in specific paper and paperboard grades12. Advantages and disadvantages of using nonwood fiber for papermaking13. The Future


Pratima Bajpai Consultant-Pulp and Paper, Kanpur, India. Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has over 36 years of experience in research at the National Sugar Institute, University of Saskatchewan, the Universitiy of Western Ontario, in Canada, in addition to the Thapar Research and Industrial Development Centre, in India. She also worked as a visiting professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada and as a visiting researcher at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. She has been named among the World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University in the list published in October 2022. This is the third consecutive year that she has made it into the prestigious list. Dr. Bajpai's main areas of expertise are industrial biotechnology, pulp and paper, and environmental biotechnology. She has contributed immensely to the field of industrial biotechnology and is a recognized expert in the field. Dr. Bajpai has written several advanced level technical books on environmental and biotechnological aspects of pulp and paper which have been published by leading publishers in the USA and Europe. She has also contributed chapters to a number of books and encyclopedia, obtained 11 patents, written several technical reports, and has implemented several processes in Indian Paper mills. Dr. Bajpai is an active member of the American Society of Microbiologists and is a reviewer of many international research journals.