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Towards optimal defibration: Energy reduction by fatiguing pre-treatment

T. Björkqvist, B. A. Engberg, L. I. Salminen and A. Salmi


A motive for fatiguing wood prior to defibration would be to reduce the energy consumption needed in mechanical pulping processes. Therefore, the effects of fatiguing pre-treatment were here studied on wood samples, on defibration and also on produced paper. The results indicate that pre-fatiguing changes the mechanic response of wood to be more favorable for harsh defibration which in turn is positive for the process efficiency.

Published Online: 2018-11-09
Published in Print: 2012-05-01

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