ES2320 - Pulping & Papermaking
In this course learners are introduced to the series of processes that convert wood first to pulp, and then to paper. After an introduction to the physical and chemical properties of wood, the processes associated with high-yield pulping methodologies are studied, followed with pulp cleaning and washing, screening, bleaching, and pulp testing procedures. This is followed by a logical progression in the papermaking process, starting with the preparation of the stock to the wet-end processes and progressing to the finished product. This course also deals with the recovery and recycling of secondary fibres such as waste corrugated containers, newsprint and high quality papers. Finally, sampling and testing methods are covered.
This course is offered in the following programs: