Papermaking Fundamentals

April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC USA

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Papermaking Fundamentals (PF)


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The Papermaking Fundamentals track will focus on best available technologies and the progression of new technologies relating to the fluid mechanics.


Papermaking Fundamentals VIRTUAL Technical Program

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
1:00PM – 3:00PM ET
PF1: Advances in Pressing Fundamentals

Sponsored by Runtech Systems

    Session Chair: John Xu, AstenJohnson  
      PF1.1 Equilibrium Moisture Content in Wet Pressing of Paper David McDonald, JDMcD Consulting, Inc.; Richard Kerekes, University of British Columbia
      PF1.2 Three Dimensional Visualization and Characterization of Paper Machine Fabrics and Their Relationship to Their Properties and Dewatering Performance Shri Ramaswamy and Caroline Frischmon, University of Minnesota; John Xu, AstenJohnson Company
      PF1.3 TBA Dewei Qi, Western Michigan University
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM ET     
PF2: Developments in Drying
    Session Chair: Paul Krochak, RISE  
      PF2.1 Unique Steel Belt Press Technology for Development of High Strength Papers from HYP Tove Joelsson, Gunilla Pettersson, Sven Norgren, Anna Svedberg, Hans Höglund, and Per Engstrand, Mid Sweden University
      PF2.2 Preliminary Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Ultrasound on Paper Drying Munevver Elif Asar, Zahra Noori, and Jamal Yagoobi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
      PF2.3 Analysis of Removal of Water Trapped Inside a Single Cellulose Fiber Zahra Noori, Jamal Yagoobi, and Burt Tilley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute