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Cellulose-based triboelectric filters for airborne particles (Tribofilter)

The project aims to design and investigate a novel cellulose-based filter material with high particle retention and low-pressure drop based on triboelectric effect. The  developed material is thought to act as a self-charging electrofilter that retains polluting  particles harmful to humans.Air pollution caused by particulate matters (PMs) has raised serious concerns due to their threats […]

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Design of biochar from residual streams – influence of fuel and process parameters on biochar properties for water and soil applications

Biochar can be used in many applications, including water treatment and soil improvement. The properties of biochar are affected by the conditions during production. In this project, the influence on the properties of the biochar at different process conditions is investigated through the gasification of residual streams from both the forestry and agricultural sectors. The

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Förhorning av träfibrer

Projektet går ut på att genom experimentella studier bygga upp en kunskap kring förhorning av komponenterna i träfibrer. Förhorning är ett fenomen där, i nuläget praktiskt sett irreversibla, processer i samband med torkning förändrar fibrernas svällning och flexibilitet och därmed bindningsförmåga. Bindningsförmågan till andra fibrer har stor inverkan på hur starka fibernätverk kan skapas och

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Wood-based barriers for wood-based materials

Paper/wood-based materials suffer from poor barrier and moisture-sensitive properties (left figure). By learning how nature (plants/fruits) create moisture and gas barriers, we have developed crosslinked barrier biopolyesters (representing the cutin layer in plants) with also a process that yields a rough wax-like outer layer, similar to what is observed in plants, giving high surface hydrophobicity

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Energy efficiency and modelling of vacuum dewatering in modern tissue machines

The project is a research coproduction between the research environment Pro2BE at Karlstad University, Valmet and Albany International about energy efficiency of tissue production. The project is aimed at acquiring deeper knowledge about tissue vacuum dewatering and at modelling vacuum dewatering during tissue production, both with a conventional tissue manufacturing method (DCT) and with Through

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Biobased barriers on packaging substrates

The PhD project in chemical engineering will use wood-pulp fibres, modified cellulosic materials, dewatering and drying as well as computational fluid dynamics, mass transfer models, rheological characterization of complex fluids and renewable packaging solutions. The studies will involve experimental work as well as calculations and modelling of the barrier performance. The research focus of the

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