Role of equipment configuration and process chemicals in peroxide-based ATMP refining of spruce
2011 (English)In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, Vol. 26, no 2, 232-247 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Pilot scale refining of White spruce using ATMP (Advanced Thermomechanical Pulp) process was studied. Conventional TMP process, where first stage refiner was equipped with low-intensity segments, was the first reference used in the trial. Another reference was a TMP process with modified equipment configuration (ATMP (aq.)). Modifications consisted of mechanical pre-treatment of chips in Impressafiner and Fiberizer prior to first stage relining at elevated intensity. TMP and ATMP (aq.) references were compared to the ATMP (Mg+P) process which had the same equipment configuration as the ATMP (aq.) and where fibre development in refining was further enhanced using hydrogen peroxide and magnesium hydroxide. The main goal of the trial was to separate the effects of equipment configuration from the effects of process chemicals in ATMP refining. Impact on the development of individual fibre properties. properties of fines fraction. whole pulp properties and laboratory sheet properties was studied and linked to the energy efficiency in refining Electrical energy demand, needed to reach the tensile index of 30 Nm/g could be reduced by 0.42 MWh/odt (28 %) compared to conventional TMP process when mechanical pre-treatment and refining at elevated intensity (ATMP (aq.)) were utilized. Relining energy reduction was 0.49 MWh/odt (33 %) when ATMP (Mg+P) concept was used. The content of shives was considerably lower for ATMP and ATMP (aq.) pulps compared to the TMP reference. ATMP (Mg+P) also had higher brightness compared to the references, an increase by 10 ISO % for a 26 kg/odt hydrogen peroxide charge.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 26, no 2, 232-247 p.
ATMP; TMP; Energy reduction; Fibre characterisation; Fines; Hydrogen peroxide; Magnesium hydroxide; Refiner bleaching
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
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