Towards Energy Self-Sufficiency in the Pulp and Paper Industry

Uronen, P. (1980). Towards Energy Self-Sufficiency in the Pulp and Paper Industry. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-145

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The pulp and paper industry is among the most energy intensive in basic industry branches.

Rapid price increases for purchased energy and potential risks in its availability during the 1970's have started an intensive and worldwide search for energy saving technology and other means for increasing the energy self-sufficiency in the pulp and paper industry. This paper discusses various possibilities which can and have been successfully used in different countries for the above target. Several new energy saving processes and process equipment are under various stages of development. Increased utilization of process wastes and closing of water and heat systems are other examples of the ways to improve the energy efficiency of the mills. During the 1970's the industry also found ways of saving energy by computer based process control systems. This computerization process will certainly continue and it will be extended to higher levels of hierarchy thus forming an integrated energy management and production coordination system.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09

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