Dewatering and Structural Analysis of Foam-Formed, Lightweight Fibrous Materials

Janne T. Keränen (Corresponding Author), Petri Jetsu, Tuomas Turpeinen, Antti I. Koponen

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Abstract

This work studied the effect of the dewatering conditions on the behavior of fiber foams during dewatering and on the final structure of the formed, thick, lightweight lignocellulosic materials. The vacuum level, fiber type, consistency, and basis weight of the fiber foam were all varied. During dewatering, the time evolution of the thickness of the fiber foam in the mold was studied, and the dryness of the fiber foam immediately after dewatering was measured. The density and pore size profiles of the final dry materials was measured using X-ray microtomography (µCT).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-549
Number of pages19
JournalBioResources
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Dewatering of foam
  • Foam formed materials
  • Foam forming
  • X-ray microtomography

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