Author- Dr. Mahendra Patel,
(37 chapters, 530 pages)
Foreword for the book written by:
Prof. Rene Van Grieken, Editor-in-Chief, X-ray Spectrometry and Director, University of Antwerp, Belgium.;
Congratulation letter by:
Prof. Dominique Lachenal, International School of Paper, Grenoble, France.
Book with New Concepts/ Technology including multi-disciplinary subject, techno-commercial
aspects and latest R & D information.
book explains for the first time authentically the applications of
Nanotechnology in Pulp and Paper manufacturing. Many existing processes and
technologies are explained to have bearings on micro and nano phenomena and
concepts. On reading this book, you will be astonished and tempt to initiate
interpreting and applying everything in terms of micro and nanotechnology. The
author invites interactive discussions to further knowledge on Nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology and Concepts
high time that you understand what is nanotechnology and its scope in pulp and
paper manufacturing, get acquainted with the
Definitions, Scope in the industry and different Concepts/ Mechanisms
concerned with Micro to nano technology. (Ch.1-10).
Nano Concepts in Raw Materials
trees (Genetically modified lignin-deficient trees), agro-residues and recycled
fibre (stickies etc) have bearing with micro structures.
Nano Concepts in Fibreline
in Modern Pulping and Bleaching ( ECF/TCF) technologies are explained in terms
of micro and nano phenomena (Ch.15, 16).
Nano Concepts in Wet-end and Paper-making
Micro particle and micro polymer
and drainage properties at the wet end are the first application of
nanotechnology. Micro and nano size high-performance engineered minerals and
superior optical, surface and printability properties to the paper, are cited. It covers also Paper Machinery manufacturing namely rolls and fabrics with a micro
and a nano base (Ch.17-20).
Coating, Packaging, Specialty
Papers and Printing
3 covers nanotechnology in coating, packaging, printing and in specialty
papers. Production of intelligent
composites and packaging materials for security, counterfeiting, safety and
types of antibacterial paper, tissue paper and newsprint have recently been
produced using nanotechnology (Ch.21-26).
Nanotechnology in Energy and Environment
4 covers nanotechnology in production techniques, environmental and in energy
issues including Pulp mill as a biorefinery, wind and solar energy (Ch.27,
Production Technologies and
Topics covered here are R & D, Economics, Roadmap,
Electron Microscopy, X-ray Spectrometry, STM, AFM, Micro techniques with Online
quality measurements using micro sensors and Future of Nanotechnology