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TAPPI Intro to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course Coming in August

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The TAPPI Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course is coming August 5-6, 2013, at the TAPPI Training Facility.

This course is efficiently and expertly planned and taught by one of the world's most recognized educators in the pulp and paper industry, Dr. Michael Kocurek, Emeritus Professor, North Carolina State University. In just two days, you'll gain a valuable overview of kraft operations that would normally take nearly 15 days in other, more comprehensive training.

The TAPPI Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course is designed to:
  • Expand overall understanding of kraft pulp mill operations
  • Broaden awareness of how one part of the process affects other operations
  • Demonstrate the affect of processes on kraft pulp quality
  • Build confidence for better interaction among experienced process engineers and operators
  • Help you troubleshoot product quality problems.

Participants will learn specifically about:

  • Wood and fiber raw materials
  • Preparation of wood and chips for pulping
  • Preparation of white liquor
  • Pulping terminology, pulp properties, and tests
  • Batch and continuous cooking
  • Kraft pulping chemical reactions
  • Pulping variables and effects on properties
  • Trends in kraft pulping and bleaching
  • Brown stock washing
  • Screening and cleaning
  • Bleaching and oxygen delignification
  • The pulp mill biorefinery.
Who Should Attend?
This course is ideal for anyone new to the kraft pulping process, particularly process engineers and operators.

Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe and define kraft pulp mill processes, equipment, operating variables, and terminology, in order to increase ability to improve operations and pulp quality
  • Recognize how one part of the process affects other operations, in order to increase awareness of thinking on a mill wide scale
  • Interpret how the process variables affect pulp quality, in order to improve pulp quality and troubleshoot variations in quality
  • Extend awareness of the complex environmental challenges associated with kraft pulp production.
Please register soon. Only 25 seats are available for this course to ensure the most beneficial interaction among attendees and the instructor.


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