Ground Wood Fiber Length Distributions

Lauri Salminen (Corresponding Author), Sari Liukkonen, Mikko Alava

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This study considers ground wood fiber length distributions arising from pilot grindings. The empirical fiber length distributions appear to be independent of wood fiber length as well as feeding velocity. In terms of mathematics the fiber fragment distributions of ground wood pulp combine an exponential distribution for high-length fragments and a power-law distribution for smaller lengths. This implies that the fiber length distribution is influenced by the stone surface. A fragmentation-based model is presented that allows reproduction of the empirical results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1168-1178
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Grinding
  • ground wood
  • fiber length
  • model
  • theory
  • mechanical pulp


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