The aim of the course is to cover the different unit processes involved in pulp and paper manufacturing and how the end-product properties are affected by the different process stages.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course covering the manufacturing processes for paper, cardboard and textile from wood-based raw materials and how the product properties are affected by different process steps. It will also focus on the overall pulp and paper production process and on the energy and environmental issues that arise in the process.
Intended learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to cover the different unit processes involved in pulp and paper manufacturing and how the end-product properties are affected by the different process stages. The course will also focus on the energy and environmental issues that arise in the processes.
After passing the course the student should be able to:
- Summarize and compare the most important processes used in pulp and paper production and the methods for pulp properties evaluation
- Determine how the different unit processes affect the pulp and paper properties
- Analyze the energy consumption in the different process stages
- Evaluate the impact of process changes on the subsequent process stages
To achieve higher grades the student should be able to:
- Describe how different process parameters are affecting the chemical composition of pulp and how this influences pulp and paper properties
- Evaluate the impact of process changes on the energy consumption in the pulp and paper production
- Explain and evaluate the technical developments within the pulp and paper industry and suggest possible development trends within pulp and paper technology
Literature and preparations
Completed degree project 15 credits, 50 credits in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 credits in mathematics, numerical analysis and/or data science. English B/6.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laborations, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Laboratory Work (LAB1; 3 hp)
Examination (TEN1; 4.5 hp)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web KF2470
Main field of study
The course has the same content as the courses KF2060 Pulp and Paper Processes and KF2070 Pulp and Paper Processes, Minor Course.
Only one of the courses KF2470, KF2060 and KF2070 may be included in the exam.