Pulp and paper Industry: Chemical Recovery examines the scientific and technical advances that have been made in chemical recovery, including the very latest developments. It looks at general aspects of the chemical recovery process and its significance, black liquor evaporation, black liquor combustion, white liquor preparation and lime reburning. It also describes the technologies for chemical recovery of nonwood black liquor, as well as direct alkali regeneration systems in small pulp mills. In addition, it includes a discussion of alternative chemical recovery processes, i.e. alternative causticisation and gasification processes and the progress being made in the recovery of filler, coating colour and pigments. Furthermore, it discusses the utilisation of new value streams (fuels and chemicals) from residuals and spent pulping liquor, and the environmental challenges.
- Thorough and in depth coverage of scientific and technical advances in chemical recovery in pulp making
- Discusses alternative chemical recovery processes, i.e. alternative causticisation and gasification processes
- Progress being made in the recovery of filler, coating colour and pigments
- Utilisation of new value streams (fuels and chemicals) from residuals and spent pulping liquor
- Discusses Environmental challenges (Air Emissions, Mill closure)
- Presents ways in which the economics, energy efficiency, and environmental protection associated with the recovery process can be improved
Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has a vast 36 years of experience in this field. She has worked at National Sugar Institute Kanpur (India), University of Saskatchewan (Canada), University of Western Ontario (Canada), and Thapar Center for Industrial Research and Development (India). 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. She has also handled several Sponsored Research Projects from industry and government agencies. She is an active member of the New York Academy of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and many more.