Preface. 1 Introduction. 1.1 Superior Operating Procedures. 1.2 Process Modifications. 1.3 Process Redesign. 1.4 Recycling. References. 2 Overview of Pulp and Papermaking Processes. 2.1 Raw Material Preparation and Handling. 2.2 Pulp Manufacturing. 2.3 Pulp Washing and Screening. 2.4 Pulp Bleaching. 2.5 Stock Preparation. 2.6 Papermaking. 2.7 Chemical Recovery. References. 3 Environmental Issues of the Pulp and Paper Industry. 3.1 Effluent Toxicity. 3.2 Air Emissions. References. 4 Emissions from Pulp and Papermaking. 4.1 Kraft Pulping. 4.2 Sulfite Pulping. 4.3 Mechanical Pulping. 4.4 Recycled Fiber Processing. 4.5 Papermaking. References. 5 Cleaner Production Measures in Pulp and Paper Making. 5.1 Kraft Pulping. 5.2 Sulfite Pulping. 5.3 Mechanical and Chemimechanical Pulping. 5.4 Recycled Paper Processing. 5.5 Papermaking. References. 6 Recent Developments in Cleaner Production. 6.1 Use of Cooking Catalyst. 6.2 Organo Solvent Pulping. 6.3 Black Liquor Gasification. 6.4 Removal of Chelating Agents. 6.5 Energy-Efficient Thermomechanical Pulping Processes. 6.6 Recovery of Boiler Ash and Carbon Dioxide Gas to Produce Recycled Mineral Fillers. 6.7 Impulse Technology for Dewatering of Paper. 6.8 Condebelt Process. 6.9 Internal Heat Pumps. 6.10 Total Site Integration Tools. 6.11 Wastewater Treatment for Water Recovery and Reuse. 6.12 Biotechnologies for Cleaner Paper Production. References. Glossary and Abbreviations. Subject Index.
PRATIMA BAJPAI is presently a technical consultant in the pulp and paper industry. She has over thirty years of experience in research at National Sugar Institute Kanpur and Thapar Center for Industrial Research and Development in India, and University of Saskatchewan and University of Western Ontario in Canada. Her main research activities are in the areas of pulp and paper, and industrial and environmental biotechnology. Dr. Bajpai has published twelve books and contributed over seventy-five articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has also contributed chapters to a number of books and encyclopedia, obtained eleven patents, and has written several technical reports.