KF2510 Advanced Pulp and Paper Processes 7.5 credits

Massa- och pappersprocesser, fördjupningskurs

This course gives you a deep insight through lectures in the entire production process for pulp and paper, from raw materials to final products. Energy requirement, effluent management, and process control are also covered. In addition, the course involves a high degree of active student participation with both group works and a final project. Students will apply the knowledge by solving different types of industrially relevant problems.

The course concludes with a project work where an integrated pulp and board mill is designed. This mill will be based on the best available technology and its design will be evaluated in cooperation with expertise from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Although the course content is mainly directed to the pulp and paper production, the general knowledge acquired on the involved unit processes is of use in any type of process industry.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Process flows, control parameters, energy consumption and environmental aspects in the pulp and paper mill.

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall aim of the course is that the participants after completing the course should be able to describe in detail the different process stages in a pulp and paper mill and also be able to reason how a change in one stage will affect the later process stages and the final end product properties.

After completed course the student should be able to:

- Describe the process flows in a pulp and paper mill

- Identify which control parameters should be used in different process stages

- Describe the energy consumption in the different process stages

- Describe the environmental impact of different process stages

- Interpetrate and analyze conclusions in scientific journals within the area

- Use simulations model for the pulp and paper processes

To achieve higher grades you should be able to:

- Explain and hypothesize on how changes in process flows affect the process and the pulp and paper properties

- Reason how different process stages are controlled

- Identify weakness in the process controls

- Reflect on different measures to affect the energy consumption for the pulp and paper manufacturing

- Hypothesize on the possibilities to minimize the environmental impact of a pulp and paper mill

Course Disposition

Lectures and Seminars.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Admission requirements for programme students at KTH:
At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.

Admission requirements for independent students:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Recommended prerequisites

Admission requirements for programme students at KTH:
At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.

Admission requirements for independent students:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Equipment

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Literature

The Ljungberg Textbook in Pulp technology and Paper Technoly.
Hand out materials.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • SEM1 - Seminars, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 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.

The seminars are mandatory to attend

Other requirements for final grade *

Examination (TEN1; 5 credits)
Seminar (SEM1; 2.5 credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Elisabet Brännvall

Further information

Course web

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 KF2510

Offered by

CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study *

Chemical Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Elisabet Brännvall (bettan@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • 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.