Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Pulp and Paper Technology
A spruce bleached kraft pulp was cut to varying degrees in an attempt to determine the influence of fiber length on the rheological properties of the wet-web. The results indicated that greater fiber lengths increased wet-web strength properties. The rheological data implied surface tension as the basic mechanism of strength properties between 16% and 30% solids, and on this data the mechanism of wet-web behavior under stress was proposed.
Lowe, Jeff, "The Affect of Fiber Length on Wet-Web Rheology" (1967). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 357.