Pulp and paper mill industries are always associated with the disposal problem of highly contaminated sludge or bio-solids.
The development of innovative systems to maximize recovery of useful materials and/or energy in a sustainable way has become necessary.
The management of wastes, in particular of industrial waste, in an economically and environmentally acceptable manner is one of the most critical issues facing modern industry, mainly due to the increased difficulties in properly locating disposal works and complying with even more stringent environmental quality requirements imposed by legislation.
This book presents a general Introduction on waste management in the pulp and paper industry and contains topics on the generation of waste in pulp and paper mills, waste composition, methods of sludge pre-treatment, processes and technologies for conversion of pulp and paper mill waste into valuable products, waste reduction techniques employed in the pulp and paper Industry worldwide and future trends.
Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has vast experience of 36 years in this field. She has worked at National Sugar Institute Kanpur, University of Saskatchewan and University of Western Ontario in Canada and Thapar Center for Industrial Research and Development in India. Dr. Bajpai's main areas of expertise are industrial biotechnology, pulp and paper and environmental biotechnology. She has immensely contributed 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 published 7 book chapters, 3 chapters in encyclopedias, 87 articles in international peer reviewed journals and 52 papers in Conferences and Seminars. She holds 7 patents in her name and 4 applications are pending. Dr. Bajpai has handled 33 Sponsored Research Projects from industry and government agencies. She is an active member of New York Academy of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and many more.
1. General Introduction.
2. Generation of Waste in Pulp and Paper Mills.
3. Composition of Waste.
4. Sludge Dewatering.
5. New Technologies for energy recovery from waste.
6. Options for Utilization of Waste.
7. Examples of Pulp and Paper Mill Waste Implementation.
8. Future Prospects.