Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Pulp and Paper Technology
Conventional pulping processes (kraft and sulfite) utilize sulfur compounds which pose pollution problems for the environment. This environmental issue has served as a driving force in the development of a feasible sulfur-free pulping process which can deliver pulp of equal (or better) quality as compared to pulps from conventional pulping processes.
An answer to this problem has been searched for in the area of solvent pulping. A recent and promising extension of solvent pulping technology is the ester pulping process.
Sneden, Glenda Lea, "An Ester Chemirefinermechanical Pulping Feasibility Study" (1990). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 505.