Towards optimal defibration: Energy reduction by fatiguing pre-treatment

T. Björkqvist (Corresponding Author), B.A. Engberg, Lauri Salminen, A. Salmi

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A motive for fatiguing wood prior to defibration would be to reduce the energy consumption needed in mechanical pulping processes. Therefore, the effects of fatiguing pre-treatment were here studied on wood samples, on defibration and also on produced paper. The results indicate that pre-fatiguing changes the mechanic response of wood to be more favorable for harsh defibration which in turn is positive for the process efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-172
JournalNordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Defibration
  • efficiency
  • energy
  • fatigue
  • mechanical pulp


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