Operations and Recycling
Operations and Recycling in Paper Mills
Author- Dr. Mahendra Patel, (22 chapters- 500 pages) Published in 2012, ISBN No.978-81-923542-3-1)
Foreword and Congratulation on the book:
Dr. Frank Miletzky, President, The Paper Technology Specialists, Papiertechnische Stiftung, Hess- Strasse 134, DE-80797 Munich/Germany; Pirnaer Strasse 37, DE-01809 Heidenau/Germany
Recycling of water and fibre is the burning issue in pulp and paper manufacturing at the present juncture because of environmental and economic aspects. Few mills in Germany and other countries have already achieved total system closure and 100 % use of recycled fibre. I am glad to mention that our Institute has carried out very pioneering work in this area.

However, increasing recycling of water and use of recycled fibre in mills elevate the levels of contaminants, notably micro-organisms, pitch, stickies, dissolved and colloidal substances as well as non- process elements, due to cumulative effects of the repeated recycling of water. The detrimental substances and phenomena create many adverse conditions such as abrasion, corrosion, fouling and scaling, causing material damage, frequent shut-downs, quality problems, increasing maintenance cost and loss in productivity.
These problems have been reviewed in this book along with their chemical, biochemical, material and mechanical solutions. In his book Dr. Patel has brought out the mechanisms of scale and deposit formation leading to corrosion in terms of micro and nano technology. Nanotechnology has already made inroads into some of the cutting-edge technologies in pulp and paper manufacturing and therefore, this book is quite a timely one. I am sure that this book will be quite useful to the pulp and paper industries, scientists and academic institutions. I wish Dr Patel much success.
Price: $ (USA) 150 + delivery charge; Price in India: Rs. 2900r>