Pulp Bleaching Today

Pulp bleaching has gone through dramatic changes in the last two decades. The process has moved from a discharge of toxic and poorly biodegradable effluent to a general acceptance of environmentally sound technology. This book describes the production of high quality pulp with high brightness and good yield making the best use of resources. It reviews basics and explains the potential of different chemicals in bleaching, their ideal reaction conditions and their limitations. This reference work should educate students in the art of bleaching, assist mill personnel in their continuous effort for process optimization and help research and technology managers to select successful targets. Overview of bleaching agents and processes Comprehensive economic and environmental solutions