Lärosäte: KTH

Paper Water Interactions

Moisture sorption and swelling Water sorption and paper structure Influence of temperature and water on mechanical properties Interactions of fibres and water – product demands Influence of moisture on mechanosorptive creep

Nanocellulose

The course contains 4 topics covering the following: History and development of nanocelluloses (NC). Knowledge of the structure of the fibre wall and the overall link to nanocellulose extraction. Different types of NCs, their colloidal properties and essential characterization techniques. Materials and applications from nanocellulose.

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) for Polymer- and Forest-based materials

This course is designed to provide the background, fundamental concepts, and practical knowledge of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in its relation to polymer- and forest-based materials. Doctoral students of this course will learn from experts in the field, get hands-on experience preparing samples, operating various AFM imaging modes and analysing AFM data. Following this course …

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NMR Spectroscopy introduction level

The course contains 5 topics covering the followings Basic principles of NMR spectroscopy, the spectrometer Spectral parameters (chemical shift, couplings) Relaxation, 13C-NMR, Polarization transfer experiments, Nuclear Overhauser Effect (NOE) 2D-NMR spectroscopy, Protocol for routine structure determination Dynamic NMR Spectroscopy Additional to the lectures a significant amount of time will be spent on solving problems and …

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Economics in Pulp and Paper Making

The course is a post-gradual course. The objective is to increase the understanding of the interplay between economic and technology factors, and between different industrial sectors, in the forest-based value chains and biorefinery production. The course combines economic and management theory lectures with presentations of industrial cases by industry representatives.  Driving forces behind the …

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Biotechnology for Pulp and Paper Industry

This course will give an overview of the biotechnical processes in the pulp and paper industry, with a focus on Bottlenecks and developing areas. Overview of wood degrading organisms and enzymes. Overview of industrial production of enzymes. Transgenic trees. Enzymatic and microbial techniques for pulp and paper industry including both established techniques and others still …

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Crash Course in Pulp & Paper Technology for non scientists

The products of the paper and pulp industry. Pulp manufacturing. Papermaking (forming, pressing, drying, post-drying operations, coating). The use of chemicals in papermaking. End-use and converting properties. Nanocellulose. Fundamental business aspects for the pulp and paper industry.

Renewable polymers and Green Materials

Polymers derived from renewable resources and green materials are discussed from a scientific and commercial perspective, covering the entire span from established knowledge to future developments. The course curriculum includes structures and typical property profiles of common renewable polymeric materials, the effect of structural variations on the material performance, a commercial and scientific overview of …

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