With Classifying, Separating Or Screening Of Pulp (solids From Solids) Patents (Class 162/55)
  • Patent number: 9580864
    Abstract: The method is for the preparation of kraft pulp with increased pulping yield from lignin-containing cellulosic material using polysulfide cooking liquor. In order to increase carbohydrate stabilization and hence the yield from a kraft cooking process a first impregnation stage using polysulfide cooking liquor is implemented at high alkali and polysulfide concentration and at a low temperature. Knots are added to a high-pressure conduit extending between an impregnation vessel and a digester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Valmet AB
    Inventors: Mikael Lindstrom, Fredrik Wilgotson
  • Patent number: 9446915
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving the separating efficiency of a separating device of a pneumatic material conveying system, such as of a waste conveying system, in which the material to be transported, is separated from the transporting air, and/or for preventing blocking of the output aperture for the transporting air of the separating device. The transporting air and the material coming with it are initially brought into a rotating movement in the chamber space of the separating device. The transporting air is deflected in the chamber space of the separating device, and is conducted into the output channel. The flow of transporting air is acted upon in the chamber space of the separating device or in the output channel by bringing about a guiding effect for the transporting air in the opposite direction with respect to its direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: MARICAP OY
    Inventor: Göran Sundholm
  • Patent number: 9382660
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for continuously and automatically determining sticky levels in a process for producing recycled fiber pulp utilizing near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy in combination with one or more automated sheet former(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Peter Hengesbach, Roman Krause
  • Publication number: 20150107789
    Abstract: A method of preparing dissolving pulp. The method includes physically separating a kraft pulp or a kraft hydrolysis pulp into first and second fractions, the first fraction having a relatively low lignin content and the second fraction having a relatively high lignin content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Yonghao NI, Jaroslav STAVIK, Zhibin HE
  • Patent number: 8926793
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide technology for regenerating pulp having high quality with compact pulp regenerating equipment and less energy. In the pulp regenerating method of the present invention, pulp slurry containing 1.5 wt % or more of a solid component including waste paper pulp is separated into a long fiber fraction and a short fiber fraction by using an outward type slit screen including an opening portion having a slit width in the range of 0.1 mm to 0.3 mm. The solid component ratio of the long fiber fraction and the short fiber fraction is in the range from 10:90 to 60:40, and the difference in Canadian Standard Freeness of the long fiber fraction and the short fiber fraction is in the range of 100 ml to 300 ml.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Aikawa Iron Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shisei Goto, Takaharu Noda, Hiroki Ohtake, Tatsumi Hosaka
  • Patent number: 8894819
    Abstract: An in-line drainer or liquid separator for draining liquid from a moving black liquor slurry stream having a screen basket mounted in the internal chamber of the in-line drainer. The screen basket includes slots to retain solid particles of the moving black liquor slurry stream within the black liquor slurry stream flow chamber and block the solid particles from entering the liquid collection chamber. The slots each have a curved corner edge adjacent a surface screen basket facing the black liquor slurry stream flow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Andritz Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Sheerer, Jeffrey Lawrence Gazdik
  • Patent number: 8869989
    Abstract: A rotor adapted for mounting for rotation within a screen of a pulp screening apparatus, and for defining a screening space between the rotor and the screen so that pulp suspension flows into the screening space, with accepted pulp passing through the screen to a stock outlet and rejected pulp passing along a screen inlet surface in a screening flow direction to a rejects outlet. The rotor has an interior, and an exterior with pressure impulse protuberances thereon for rotation with the rotor in close proximity to the inlet surface. A stock inlet communicates with the screening space and the rotor interior. And the rotor has at least one opening extending in the screening flow direction from its interior to its exterior for over at least a fourth of screening flow length of the rotor for admitting a substantial portion of pulp suspension from the stock inlet and the rotor interior into the screening space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ovivo Luxembourg S.å.r.l.
    Inventor: Brian James Gallagher
  • Patent number: 8828187
    Abstract: A method for processing a lignocellulose material, comprises the following steps: (1) crushing and sieving the lignocellulose material, and collecting granules with a particle size of between 0.08 and 0.1 mm; (2) mixing the granules obtained in step (1) with water, and dispersing through a colloid mill to yield a suspension with a particle size of 40-80 ?m; (3) homogenizing the suspension obtained in the step (2) under high pressure to have a particle size of between 10 and 40 ?m; and (4) buffering the suspension obtained in the step (3) with a buffer solution of sodium acetate and acetic-acid, adding cellulase, ?-glucosidase, and xylanase, and performing zymolysis for 36-72 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Angel Yeast Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuefeng Yu, Zhihong Li, Minghua Yu, Juan Yao, Daiwu Liu, Jincheng Lei, Zhijun Li
  • Patent number: 8795469
    Abstract: Paper comprised solely of a nonwood fiber mix is demonstrated to meet the technical physical specifications of commercially produced papers made from wood. The esthetically impressive paper meets nearly every technical specification of commercially produced paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Prairie Paper Ventures Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Golfman
  • Patent number: 8795470
    Abstract: A system and method of producing both loose cellulose insulation and bonded fiber/cellulose insulation products utilizing shredded paper particles, including making shredded paper particles in a shredded paper particle line and diverting a portion of the shredded paper particles to a bonded fiber/cellulose product line whereby the shredded paper particle line forms an in-process production and delivery of shredded paper particles to the bonded fiber/cellulose product line. Moisture is added to the shredded paper particles at the bonded fiber/cellulose product line, and bonded fiber/cellulose insulation products are produced with the bonded fiber/cellulose product line from the diverted portion of shredded paper particles and loose cellulose insulation is produced from shredded paper particles that are not diverted from the shredded paper particle line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Mark J. Henderson, Akiva Pinto
  • Patent number: 8771465
    Abstract: A raw paper prepared by a mixed pulp including straw pulp, which can be used to prepare textbooks, writing papers and office paper with good performance, and the producing method of said raw paper are provided. The weight proportion of the straw pulp in the mixed stock is from 10% to 100%, and the straw pulp has a hardness of KMnO4 value 10-17, an average fiber length of 0.1-2.5 mm, a tensile index of 23-57 Nm/g, a tearing index of 3.0-6.0 mN·m2/g, a folding endurance index of 2-6 kPa·m2/g and a whiteness of 28-50%. Either, the L value of the hue of said raw paper is 65-95, a value is 0-5, and b value is 0-40. The KMnO4 value of hardness of the pulp after oxygen delignification is 10-14. The method includes: adding grass-series raw material into a digester, then adding cooking liquor, heating the cooking liquor to 100-200°, pressurizing to 0.3-0.9 MPa, cooking for 150-250 min, extruding the pulp, washing and obtaining the straw pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Shandong Fuyin Paper & Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hongfa Li, Mingxin Song, Jianmin Wang, Yanjin Bi, Jinxiang Xu, Zhongcheng He
  • Patent number: 8764936
    Abstract: Method for the production of mechanical or chemi-mechanical pulp as raw material for paper or cardboard. According to this method, the pulp is fibrillated and the fibrillated pulp is bleached in alkaline conditions. According to the present invention, the pulp is screened to separate the reject from the accept, at maximum approximately 60% of the total amount of pulp is separated as the reject, the reject is bleached separate from the accept, and, after that, the bleached reject is remixed with the accept. When operating according to the present invention, the strength of the pulp increases and the energy used for refining is reduced, which is seen both in the refining of the reject and in the post-refining of the final mechanical pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: M-real Oyj
    Inventors: Auli Laurila-Lumme, Markku Leskelä, Kristiina Manninen, Ole Nickull, Isto Nikamaa, Marko Pekkola, Maija Pitkänen, Pirita Suortamo, Kai E. J. Vikman
  • Patent number: 8641866
    Abstract: A screen structure which is unusually effective at removing stickies from recyclable fiber but is tolerant of substantial swings in throughput which result in variations in the flow velocity through the screen—slot velocity. One example of the screen structure is created by forming a very large number of similarly shaped vanes then locking them into a ring structure to form a cylindrical screen basket but equivalent surface configurations can also be formed into sheet stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Wayne F. Winkler, Bradley E. Lucas
  • Patent number: 8641865
    Abstract: A method to cook thin chips in a continuous digester vessel including: introducing thin chips having a thickness of no more than 6 mm, into a chip bin; adding white (cooking) liquor to the chip bin or to a chip transport passage extending from the chip bin to an upper inlet of the continuous digester vessel; injecting medium pressure steam or another heated fluid to an upper region of the digester vessel to elevate a cooking temperature of the chips in the vessel to at least 130 degrees Celsius; cooking the chips in the vessel as the chips flow downward through the vessel without substantial extraction or introduction of liquor in the cooking section of the vessel; injecting wash liquid to a lower region of the vessel; extracting at least wash liquid through a wash liquid extraction screen in the lower region of the vessel and above the injection of the wash liquid, and discharging the cooked thin chips from the lower region of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Andritz Technology and Asset Management GmbH
    Inventors: Johan Engstrom, Jussi Piira, Janne Vehmaa, Veli-Pekka Tervola, Aaron Leavitt
  • Publication number: 20130306256
    Abstract: A method for wood pulping including chemically pulping wood chips to a kappa number sufficient to generate a first amount of pulp including a first accepts component and 6 to 50 percent by weight of the first amount of pulp of a first rejects component, separating the first accepts component from the first rejects component, performing a high consistency, substantially mechanical pulping of the first rejects component to generate a second amount of pulp including a second accepts component and a second rejects component, and separating the second accepts component from the second rejects component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Peter W. Hart, Darrell M. Waite, Dale E. Nutter, Jared Bradberry
  • Patent number: 8534468
    Abstract: A screen structure which is unusually effective at removing stickies from recyclable fiber but is tolerant of substantial swings in throughput which result in variations in the flow velocity through the screen-slot velocity. One example of the screen structure is created by forming a very large number of similarly shaped vanes then locking them into a ring structure to form a cylindrical screen basket but equivalent surface configurations can also be formed into sheet stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Wayne F. Winkler, Bradley E. Lucas
  • Patent number: 8454795
    Abstract: A system for forming bonded fiber/cellulose products includes a shredded paper particle manufacturing line producing shredded paper particle-based products, such as insulation, a bonded fiber/cellulose product line, and a collector for collecting a portion of the shredded paper particles generated by the shredded paper particle line for the bonded fiber/cellulose product line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Mark J. Henderson, Akiva Pinto
  • Patent number: 8449720
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a paper or paper board, in which method cut pulp is prepared by cutting basic cellulosic fiber pulp at the consistency of at least 25% so that the average fiber length of the basic pulp is decreased by more than 25% and the SR number of the cut pulp is at most 20% higher than that of the basic pulp, and the cut pulp is used as a raw material in the preparation of a stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Kalle Ekman, Heini Eskola, Antti Korpela
  • Patent number: 8317975
    Abstract: An omnibus process of pulping and bleaching lignocellulosic materials in which a charge of a lignocellulosic material is biopulped and/or water extracted prior to pulping and bleaching. The lignocellulosic material may be mechanically pulped and bleached in the presence of an enzyme that breaks lignin-carbohydrate complexes. The aqueous extract in embodiments including a water extract step is separated into acetic acid and hemicellulose sugar aqueous solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of the State University of New York
    Inventors: Thomas E. Amidon, Raymond Francis, Gary M. Scott, Jeremy Bartholomew, Bandaru V. Ramarao, Christopher D. Wood
  • Patent number: 8303769
    Abstract: Apparatus for screening cellulose pulp streams is disclosed including first and second screens contained in a housing, and a primary inlet for directing the cellulose pulp stream into the housing, an accept outlet for withdrawing an accept portion from the housing, a reject outlet for withdrawing a reject portion from the housing, a first accept chamber for receiving the accept portion which has passed through the first screen, a second screen chamber for directing the first accept portion to the second screen, and a secondary pulp inlet for receiving a second cellulose pulp feed stream comprising a screened cellulose pulp accept fraction and directing it to the second screen whereby the second accept fraction is delivered to the accept outlet. Methods and systems for screening cellulose pulp systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Engelfeldt, Bertil Ernerfeldt, David Lindkvist
  • Patent number: 8303772
    Abstract: Provided is an unbleached paper product made from grass type pulp, the unbleached paper product has a brightness of 35-60% ISO, the grass type pulp is unbleached. The unbleached paper product includes an unbleached toilet paper, an unbleached hand towel, an unbleached wiping paper, an unbleached duplicating paper, an unbleached meal container, an unbleached food wrapping paper and an unbleached printing paper. The paper products have a high intensity and have no detection of dioxin and absorbable organic halides in the harmful substance detection test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shangdong Fuyin Paper & Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongfa Li, Mingxin Song, Jihui Yang, Yanjin Bi, Jinxiang Xu
  • Publication number: 20120193049
    Abstract: A method for processing a lignocellulose material, comprises the following steps: (1) crushing and sieving the lignocellulose material, and collecting granules with a particle size of between 0.08 and 0.1 mm; (2) mixing the granules obtained in step (1) with water, and dispersing through a colloid mill to yield a suspension with a particle size of 40-80 ?m; (3) homogenizing the suspension obtained in the step (2) under high pressure to have a particle size of between 10 and 40 ?m; and (4) buffering the suspension obtained in the step (3) with a buffer solution of sodium acetate and acetic-acid, adding cellulase, ?-glucosidase, and xylanase, and performing zymolysis for 36-72 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Xuefeng YU, Zhihong LI, Minghua YU, Juan YAO, Daiwu LIU, Jincheng LEI, Zhijun LI
  • Patent number: 8176650
    Abstract: A through-air dryer system that diverts the airflow within the through-air dryer during warm up and cool down from the normal airflow during the drying of paper in the papermaking process. During warm up and cool down, a majority of the airflow is supplied to one of the dryer's heads and extracted through the opposite head to reduce thermal stresses. If needed to further reduce thermal stresses, a minority of the airflow is supplied through the dryer's shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank S. Hada, Robert J. Seymour, Marek Parszewski
  • Publication number: 20120000619
    Abstract: Apparatus for screening cellulose pulp streams is disclosed including first and second screens contained in a housing, and a primary inlet for directing the cellulose pulp stream into the housing, an accept outlet for withdrawing an accept portion from the housing, a reject outlet for withdrawing a reject portion from the housing, a first accept chamber for receiving the accept portion which has passed through the first screen, a second screen chamber for directing the first accept portion to the second screen, and a secondary pulp inlet for receiving a second cellulose pulp feed stream comprising a screened cellulose pulp accept fraction and directing it to the second screen whereby the second accept fraction is delivered to the accept outlet. Methods and systems for screening cellulose pulp systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Andreas Engelfeldt, Bertil Ernerfeldt, David Lindkvist
  • Publication number: 20110253326
    Abstract: A method is described for separating lignin from liquid solutions resulting from the pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials such as switchgrass with ammonium hydroxide. The method involves a sequence of steps including acidification, evaporation, and precipitation or centrifugation that are performed under defined conditions, and results in a relatively pure, solid lignin product. The method is tested on ammonium hydroxide solutions containing lignin extracted from switchgrass. Experimental results show that the method is capable of recovering between 66-95% of dissolved lignin as a precipitated solid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Randall Sherman, Maximilian Boris Gorensek
  • Patent number: 8025761
    Abstract: Method for supplying fibrous suspension to at least one headbox that includes degassing a diluting liquid via rotation of a rotor of a degassing device to apply centrifugal forces to the diluting liquid, guiding the degassed diluting liquid out of the degassing device into a separate diluting water pump, and mixing at least a portion of the degassed diluting liquid with a high-consistency suspension to form the fibrous suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Gommel, Erwin Binder
  • Publication number: 20110155335
    Abstract: A method for Kraft pulping employing a modified cooking process in conjunction with polysulfide pulping technologies to obtain higher pulping yields than obtained in the prior art. The total required alkali charge (polysulfide liquor) is added to the beginning of a cook, and after all polysulfide has essentially reacted with lignocellulosic material at temperature below that at which no significant carbohydrate degradation occurs, a first quantity of the cooking liquor high in effective alkali (EA) concentration is removed from a first point in the pulping process and replaced with a cooking liquor low in EA concentration removed from another process point. The first quantity is then added elsewhere in the pulping process, where the EA concentration is low. This cooking liquor “exchange” obtains the full yield benefit from polysulfide pulping and a more uniform EA concentration profile to retain the major benefits of modified cooking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: JIANER JIANG
  • Patent number: 7964065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for feeding chemical into a liquid flow. The method and apparatus according to the invention are especially suitable for applications where very small volumes of chemical must be fed in precise amounts in large process liquid flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Anpap Oy
    Inventor: Heikki Niiranen
  • Patent number: 7951263
    Abstract: A method of dividing a suspension, especially a fiber suspension into an accept fraction and a fraction containing impurity particles in a centrifugal cleaning plant having at least two stages. The suspension is fed to a preceding stage, wherefrom a heavier fraction of the suspension is taken as accept fraction and a lighter fraction is taken as fraction containing impurity particles. The lighter fraction containing impurity particles is fed into a latter stage of the centrifugal cleaning plant. Before being fed to the latter stage, the feed consistency of the lighter fraction is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Andritz Oy
    Inventors: Marita Järvinen, Kimmo Nurminen
  • Publication number: 20110120663
    Abstract: A method to cook thin chips in a continuous digester vessel including: introducing thin chips having a thickness of no more than 6 mm, into a chip bin; adding white (cooking) liquor to the chip bin or to a chip transport passage extending from the chip bin to an upper inlet of the continuous digester vessel; injecting medium pressure steam or another heated fluid to an upper region of the digester vessel to elevate a cooking temperature of the chips in the vessel to at least 130 degrees Celsius; cooking the chips in the vessel as the chips flow downward through the vessel without substantial extraction or introduction of liquor in the cooking section of the vessel; injecting wash liquid to a lower region of the vessel; extracting at least wash liquid through a wash liquid extraction screen in the lower region of the vessel and above the injection of the wash liquid, and discharging the cooked thin chips from the lower region of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Andritz Inc.
    Inventors: Johan ENGSTROM, Jussi PIIRA, Janne VEHMAA, Veli-Pekka TERVOLA, Aaron LEAVITT
  • Publication number: 20110056635
    Abstract: There is provided a fiberboard, such as a MDF fiberboard or a HDF fiberboard, comprising wood fibers, a binder, and a sludge such as a pulp and a paper sludge. The sludge can be, for example, chosen from a primary pulp and paper sludge, a secondary pulp and paper sludge, a de-inking sludge, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Yves CHAREST, André VERVILLE
  • Publication number: 20100276093
    Abstract: Sugarcane bagasse consists of mainly three polymeric components, namely cellulose (40-45%), hemicellulose (xylan) (28-30%), and lignin (19-21%). A process is herein disclosed for fractionating sugarcane bagasse into cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin with high purity ?-cellulose, which is a useful raw material for preparing cellulose esters like cellulose triacetate and other high value-added cellulose plastics. Co-production and recovery of hemicellulose (xylan) and lignin in high yields and high purities, along with ?-cellulose, is another important feature of this process. Sugarcane bagasse consists of a material known as pith which constitutes 30-35% by weight of bagasse. Pith contains cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, in addition to various other ingredients and cell mass. The process described herein discloses the use of partially depithed bagasse as a preferred raw material for fractionation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Anjanikumar Jyotiprasad Varma
  • Publication number: 20100269991
    Abstract: A deflaker plate for use in a deflaker for reducing fibrous flakes in a slurry of fibers. The deflaker plate may include at least one annular ring consisting of multiple teeth, in which at least one tooth has a leading face, a trailing face, and an impact-generating side-face. The impact-generating side-face may be adapted to generate an impact force during operation, such that the force corresponds to a first vector radially pushing the slurry towards a center of the deflaker and a second vector tangentially pushing the slurry towards the leading face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: ANDRITZ INC.
    Inventor: Peter Antensteiner
  • Publication number: 20100252214
    Abstract: A vertically elongate and oriented container (1) of wire cloth material contains a vertically oriented nozzle assembly (2), which sprays a fiber suspension against the inner wall of the container. The nozzle assembly is revolved around the axis of the container and is displaced backwards and forwards vertically so that the suspension sprays, which in the direction radially outward widen against the shell wall of the container (1) afford a cleaning effect in respect of deposited fibers on the inner wall of the container (1) at the same time as the liquid of the suspension efficiently is separated through the container wall in order to then be collected in a housing (9) surrounding the container (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventor: Ebbe Hoden
  • Patent number: 7807020
    Abstract: The invention relates to feeding a fibrous suspension to a headbox of a paper or cardboard machine, or to a filter device. The method includes: diluting a high-consistency suspension with a liquid to form a fibrous suspension; degassing the fibrous suspension via a degassing device having a rotating rotor, which is structured to apply centrifugal forces to the fibrous suspension; and guiding a degassed diluting liquid out of the degassing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Gommel, Erwin Binder
  • Publication number: 20100196981
    Abstract: A cellulosic feedstock composition including an oil content of up to 15% of the composition, a cellulose content of 40-99% of the composition, a hemicellulose content of 2-20% of the composition, a lignin content of less than 15% of the composition, a nitrogen containing organic compound content of less than 20% of the composition, a protein containing organic compound content of less than 20% of the composition, a mineral content of less than 5% of the composition, a sand content of less than 5% of the composition, and a dirt content of less than 25% of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Applied Cleantech, Inc.
    Inventors: Refael Aharon, Israel Biran, Ronny Banker
  • Publication number: 20100175840
    Abstract: A method of wood pulping having a significantly increased yield is disclosed. Wood chips are chemically pulped to a high kappa number, providing a first accepts component and a first rejects component. The first rejects component is subjected to a high consistency pulping process such as a substantially mechanical pulping process to generate a second accepts component and a second rejects component. The first accepts component may be used in the production of saturating kraft paper with excellent saturability and resin pick up. The second accepts may be used as a second fiber source in the production of multiply linerboard and unbleached paperboard with enhanced stiffness, strength, and smoothness. Alternatively, the first accepts component may be blended with the second accepts component to produce fiber blends, which may be used in a production of paper-based products having enhanced strength and stiffness at low basis weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Peter W. Hart, Darrell M. Waite
  • Patent number: 7749354
    Abstract: A continuous digester comprises a wash zone having a plurality of individual wash screens disposed about an inner wall of the digester for the withdrawal of co-current downflow liquor from the wash zone. A conduit is connected in fluid communication between each of the wash screens and a collector for co-current downflow liquor withdrawn from the wash zone of the digester. A valve is interposed along the length of the conduit leading from each of the wash screens. The valve is operable between open and closed positions in response to a signal received from a temperature sensor associated with the conduit leading from each of the wash screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Dean K Lawrence, Wayne Hill, Stanislaus Leo Ludwig, David R Code
  • Patent number: 7736463
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing bleached mechanical and chemithermomechanical pulp is provided, having enhanced bleaching effect, wherein lignocellulose material is passed through at least one preheater or through a chemical treatment system, a steam separator and a refiner where the lignocellulose material is converted into a pulp suspension which, after steam separation, is passed at least to a storage vessel and to a screening department, from which the major part of the pulp suspension is separated as a substantially finished product or is separated and further treated. The reductive bleaching agent is added to the advancing pulp suspension without a bleaching tower. The method is characterized by adding the bleaching agent at a location downstream of the refiner and upstream of the screening department, and by bleaching the pulp under drastic conditions of temperature and minimized oxygen access at the location and immediately downstream of the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Holmen Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Eric Yijing Zhang, Micael Axelfelt, Sverker Bengtsson, Charlotte Wancke Stahl, Johanna Magnusson
  • Patent number: 7695591
    Abstract: A washing arrangement for washing and dewatering of cellulose pulp is disclosed, comprising a rotatable drum having a plurality of outer compartments defined by axial compartment walls distributed along the circumference of the drum, a stationary cylindrical casing that encloses the drum, whereby an annular space is defined between the casing and the drum and longitudinal seals extending in the axial direction of the drum divide the annular space into zones for forming, washing and discharge of the pulp. The function of the longitudinal seals is optimized by units for seal adjustment having force sensors for measuring a force acting on one of the longitudinal seals in the direction from the drum, and positioners for automatically moving the longitudinal seal substantially in the radial direction of the drum according to a predetermined pattern based on the measured force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Jörgen T. Lundberg, Stefan Mattsson, Johan Bylander, Magnus Henriksson
  • Patent number: 7651588
    Abstract: A dewatering and thickening belt having an endless fabric woven with synthetic resin filaments, a bending-resistant element and a guide protrusion, wherein the guide protrusion is fusion-bonded to a bending-resistant portion to which the bending-resistant element has been attached so that the outer end portion of the guide protrusion is located inside the end portion of the fabric. The inner end portion of the guide protrusion is located 20 to 50 mm outside the inner end portion of the bending-resistant element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Filcon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsutoshi Nakajima, Yoshihisa Kondou
  • Publication number: 20090308550
    Abstract: A method is described for separating pin chips from a wood furnish of wood chips, pin chips and fines mixture. In the method, the wood chips are separated from the pin chip and fines mixture and treated with a surfactant to lower the interfacial surface tension between the pin chip and the fibers. The resulting treated pin chip and fines mixture is then mechanically separated into the individual pin chip and fines fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventor: Jeffry J. Fisker
  • Publication number: 20090306364
    Abstract: The present invention refers to the use of screens comprising at least two layers of different mesh or pore size in a cellulose powder preparation method as well as to said method, wherein grinding the cellulose pulp and sieving the obtained particles can be carried out on-line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Wolfgang Beer, Gunnar R. Merz, Hans-Peter Scheider, Peter Kruse
  • Patent number: 7628890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to extraction bedplates (10), (110), (210), (310), (410), (510), (610) for use in apparatus (5) for defiberizing paper making stock and methods for making such bedplates. Preferred methods for making such bedplates (10), (110), (210), (310), (410), (510), (610) include the step of cutting a disc shaped blank from a metal plate and the step of forming holes (45), (145), (245), (345), (445), (545), (645), (646) either the metal plate or the disc shaped blank. The holes (45), (145), (245), (345), (445), (545), (645), (646) preferably are formed using a cutting stream, most preferably either a laser or a water jet. Use of a cutting stream to form the holes facilitates the cutting of holes (45), (145), (245), (345), (445), (545), (645), (646) having non-circular, and preferably tesselatory, cross sections as well as holes (45), (145), (245), (345), (445), (545), (645), (646) extending at acute angles with respect to an axis (20) of the bedplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kadant Black Clawson Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Chupka, Christopher L. Demler
  • Publication number: 20090272504
    Abstract: A method for the integrated cleaning of a paper-pulp processing plant including one or more high density cleaners comprising the steps of supplying the rejected flow (10) from one of the high density cleaners to a screening centrifugal separator (11); screening out contaminants in the separator (11) using a screen hole size of less than 3.5 mm; thickening any fibrous material accepted by the separator (11) and returning same to stock being processed in the processing plant; and recovering liquid (B) from any material (A) rejected by the separator (11) prior to disposing of the material. The invention further comprises an apparatus for performing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Industrial Technology & Services LLC
    Inventor: Francis Mondon
  • Patent number: 7601243
    Abstract: System for conveying, mixing, leveling, and flaking dewatered pulp to produce pulp flakes suitable to be used in a dryer. The system produces a consistent flow rate of pulp and uniform pulp flakes in terms of pulp flake size and pulp flake moisture content. The system includes a rotating shaftless screw conveyor for mixing and conveying dewatered pulp. The system includes a belt conveyor. The pulp is deposited from the screw conveyor onto the moving belt conveyor through a chute. The system includes a rotary doctor. The pulp is leveled with the rotary doctor located above the belt conveyor to produce a substantially even rate of mass flow of pulp along a length of belt conveyor. Uniform and consistent quantities of pulp per unit time can then be fed from the belt conveyor to a pulp flaker that then translates into an even rate of pulp mass flow to the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Ramon C DeZutter, Christopher Q Tveter
  • Patent number: 7597201
    Abstract: A device for cleaning a suspension, preferably a fibrous suspension for paper production. The device includes a screen basket, on the exterior surface of which the suspension to be cleaned is supplied and from the interior surface of which the screened accepted stock is released. A housing surrounds the screen basket. The housing includes an inflow for the suspension to be cleaned, an accepted-stock outlet for the cleaned suspension and a reject outlet for impurities. A scraping device rotates on the outside of the screen basket about the screen basket axis and has scraper blades (foils) which scrape along the exterior surface of the screen basket. The scraping device comprises a drum with a cylinder surrounding the screen basket. The cylinder carries a plurality of foils on its inside facing the screen basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Brettschneider, Rainer Meisenberg
  • Publication number: 20090188635
    Abstract: A method of dividing a suspension, especially a fiber suspension into an accept fraction and a fraction containing impurity particles in a centrifugal cleaning plant having at least two stages. The suspension is fed to a preceding stage, wherefrom a heavier fraction of the suspension is taken as accept fraction and a lighter fraction is taken as fraction containing impurity particles. The lighter fraction containing impurity particles is fed into a latter stage of the centrifugal cleaning plant. Before being fed to the latter stage, the feed consistency of the lighter fraction is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Andritz Oy
    Inventors: Marita Jarvinen, Kimmo Nurminen
  • Patent number: 7560008
    Abstract: A vessel is constructed with (preferably substantially stationary) screen surfaces which minimize compaction of comminuted cellulosic fibrous material, and allow springback of the material, as it flows downwardly. A slurry of wood chips, sawdust, or pulp is passed downwardly past one or more screen surfaces, which have a number of parts, including at least a first perforated part through which liquid is extracted, and a substantially solid part substantially immediately adjacent and below the first part which has a step out to relieve compaction and allow springback of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Andritz Inc.
    Inventor: J. Robert Prough
  • Patent number: 7491296
    Abstract: Screening apparatus for screening pulp suspensions is disclosed comprising a screen basket dividing the interior of the housing into a central chamber and a single outer annular chamber. The suspension is supplied to one of the outer and central chambers, so that an accept fraction passes through the screen, while a reject fraction develops that is prevented from passing through the screen. Dilution is provided by supplying diluting liquid to dilute the reject fraction. The screen basket is divided into at least two separate tubular screen sections. The dilution is provided by at least one annular element axially interconnecting the two tubular screen sections and forming a tubular dilution liquid compartment extending at least substantially around the screen basket. The annular element forms a plurality of dilution liquid ejection passages between the dilution liquid compartment and one of the outer and central chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Börje Fredriksson