Cellulose and Paper Technology 7.5 Credits

Cellulosa - och pappersteknik
Second cycle, T7005K
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
Course plan approved by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 2007-02-28.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 07 Nov 2018

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Chemical Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

90 credits in Chemical Engineering, including the courses K0011K Inorganic Chemistry and B0007K Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completed course the student shall:
-be able to give an account of and explaine techniques for manufacturing of pulp by the sulphate process and by the mechanical process
-be able to explain and describe techniques for bleaching of pulp
-be able explain and describe techniques for manufacturing of paper

In this course the following topics are discussed:
-Fibers and wood handling
-Processes for chemical and mechanical pulp
-Chemical recovery
-Paper production

The teaching comprises lectures and laboratory exercises. The students will, in addition to obtain theoretical knowledge in cellulose and pulp technology, develop their practical laboratory skills and oral/written presentation abilities.

The examination comprises laboratory project and written exam with grades according to U (failed), 3, 4 and 5 and ECTS-grades according to F (failed), FX (failed), E, D, C, B and A. To pass the laboratory project, the written presentation has to be passed. The grades are failed or passed.
Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

Advanced level, the course is compulsory for students on the Masters programme in Chemical and biochemical engineering.

Study guidance is available on Fronter in the corresponding room.

Transition terms

Ulrika Rova

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2008 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
The Ljungberg Textbook; Pulp Technology, 2004
The Ljungberg Textbook; paper Technology, 2004
Håkan Karlsson, Fibre Guide, AB Lorentz & Wettre, 2006, Kista, ISBN 91-631-7899-0
The books can be purchased at the department.
Extra material provided by the teacher.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Written exam6.0TG G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work1.5TG U G#