Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Fourth Edition - Print    


Edited by Peter W. Hart

Updated by subject matter experts, this fourth edition is a practical guide for engineers and technicians reflecting advances made in technology and operating practice.  The book covers the entire liquor cycle from the generation of black liquor in the brownstock washers through evaporation, the recovery boiler, green and white liquor preparation and lime kiln operation.

New chapters include brownstock washing, best practices, and emerging technology. The black liquor chemistry chapter has been expanded and updated to include an improved description of black liquor.   

Best practices covers new, high efficiency recovery boiler technology and advanced process control features for both recovery boilers and the lime kiln, and discusses an improved kiln feed system which effectively remove the drying processes from the actual kiln and allow a significant production increase with an existing kiln. 

The materials in the emerging technology chapter are already in commercial practice, showing promise for incorporation into more mills.

 Topics include:

  • Introduction
  • Brownstock Washing
  • Black Liquor Chemistry Basics
  • Evaporation
  • Collecting and Burning Noncondensible Gases
  • Tall Oil Soap Recovery
  • Chemical Recovery Boiler
  • Cooking Liquor Preparation
  • The Rotary Lime Kiln
  • Emerging Practice

Proceeds from this book go directly to the TAPPI Pulping Division Award Funds.

View table of contents. 

Also available in eBook or as a Bundle (Print and eBook).

Member:  $150  Non-member:  $195


Item Code: 0101R365

Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Process, Fourth Ed
Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Fourth Ed.-Print

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