Research projects in FORIC 2015

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Research projects

Wood preservative treatment and modification techniques: Identification, evaluation and assessment of barriers and key success factors for large-scale commercialization

 

PhD Student

Jonas Johansson, SCA Timber AB

Description

Utilize existing knowledge on wood preservative treatment and modification techniques to achieve improvements of decay resistance, dimensional stability, hardness and fire protection of sawn wood products. The project will try to assess potential customer needs and customer segments as well as barriers and key success factors for large scale commercialization.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with Licentiate exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on on-line techniques of nanomaterial recycling aspects.

Main Supervisor

Leif Olsson

Adjunct Supervisor

Per Engstrand

New use of bio sludge from pulp and paper industry

PhD Student

Robert Norgren, Ragn-Sells AB

Description

Develop method to use sludge as fertilizer for energy crops and utilize these to clean soiled land. The project will start with LCA-studies.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with Licentitate exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on biomaterials and bioenergy.

Main Supervisor

Morgan Fröling

Adjunct Supervisor

Olof Björkqvist

Methane measurement system and analysis

PhD Student

Bakram Gaynullin, SenseAir AB

Description

The project focus on the development of low cost measurement systems for detection of greenhouse gases, such as methane, from ground emission and storage of bio sludge.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with Licentiate exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on optical measurement systems.

Main Supervisor

Göran Thungström

Adjunct Supervisor

Claes Mattsson

Technical and economical systems modelling of a mechanical pulping based bio-refinery

PhD Student

Alexander Hedlund, Frontway AB, SME, IT Company Service provider to forest industry

Description

Objective to develop a general systems methodology that can be used as decision support for optimizing the design and operation of a bio-refinery based on high-yield pulp paper and paperboard systems.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with Licentiate exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on modelling.

Main Supervisor

Per Engstrand

Adjunct Supervisors

Olof Björkqvist
Aron Larsson
Leif Olsson

Improved fines material control

PhD Student

Mathias Lundberg, PulpEye AB

Description

Develop optical methods based on crill analysis for high yield pulp (HYP) to better understand and control relevant final product properties.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with Licentiate exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on on-line techniques of nanomaterial measurements.

Main Supervisor

Håkan Edlund

Adjunct Supervisor

Magnus Norgren
Per Engstrand

Modified fibre process for improved final product properties

Ph D Student

Hafizur Rahman SCA Forest Products AB, SCA R&D Centre

Description

Modify or optimize the kraft pulping process to produce more refining energy efficient fibres at final functional product properties.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with Licentiate exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on process technologies.

Main Supervisor

Per Engstrand

Adjunct Supervisor

Mikael Lindström, KTH

Integrated energy solutions

PhD Student

Anna-Karin Stengard, Sundsvall Energi AB

Description

Develop a methodology to optimize the integration of municipal and industrial energy systems taking technical as well as organizational aspects into account.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with Licentiate exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on biorefinery based energy systems aspects.

Main Supervisor

Per Engstrand

Adjunct Supervisor

Olof Björkqvist

Industrially feasible methods for production of nanocellulose from chemical pulps

PhD Student

Carl Moser, Valmet AB

Description

Develop industrially feasible techniques for production of nano-cellulose materials. Very promising results from MSc work at KTH will be further developed and tested in larger scale.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with PhD exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on processes for nano-materials. Also KTH is involved with supervision and idea to approach.

Main Supervisor

Per Engstrand

Adjunct Supervisor

Louise Logenius
Mikael Lindström, KTH

Cost-effective nanolignocellulose as substitute for CMC in multi-layer fibre applications

PhD Student

Sinke Henshaw Osong, MoRe Research / Mid Sweden University FSCN

Description

Objective to optimize the production of NLC (Nanolignocellulose) based of mechanical pulp reject fractions, to improve the strength properties of paper and board products.

Co-production

Company co-finance student finalizing with PhD exam, starting from Licentiate. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on nanomaterials.

Main Supervisor

Per Engstrand

Adjunct Supervisor

Sven Norgren

Connecting high yield pulp properties with functional product properties

PhD Student

Olof Ferritsius, Stora Enso/Mid Sweden University FSCN

Description

Develop robust tools to predict paper product properties mainly based on dimensional pulp data.

Co-production

Company is co-finance MIUN research finalizing with PhD exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on efficiency and fibre quality.

Main Supervisor

Per Engstrand

Adjunct Supervisor

Birgitta Engberg

Inline calorimetry based on multi wavelength x-ray analysis

PhD Student

N.N., Mantex AB

Description

The objective is to develop methods to measure the energy content and also detect dangerous substances in biomasses by x-ray based methods including spectral absorption and flourescence.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with PhD exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on process control.

Main Supervisor

Christer Fröjd

Adjunct Supervisor

Börje Norlin

Development of a domestic forest based tanning agent

PhD Student

Mats Paulson, Sylvestris AB

Description

The project aims to develop a domestic and forest based tanning agent by studying tanning properties of bark extracts. The preparation method for tanning means to be optimized scaled up and implemented.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with Licentiate exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on green chemicals.

Main Supervisor

Erik Hedenström

Adjunct Supervisor

Kerstin Sunnerheim

Fibrillar chemical pulp fines to enhance paper board strength

PhD Student

Elisabeth Björk, Innventia

Description

Develop techniques to enhance stiffnes in paperboard via improved adhesion between CTMP fibres with for the purpose optimized fines from kraft.

Co-production

Company employs student finalizing with PhD exam. Contributes in courses and meetings.

Main Supervisor

Per Engstrand

Adjunct Supervisor

Myat Htun

Value creating and efficiency in wood supply chains

PhD Student

Magnus Larsson, Skogforsk / Stiftelsen Skogsbrukets forskningsfond

Description

Objective to demonstrate how we can optimize the wood supply system when considering both modern saw mills and future biorefineries.

Co-production

Company employs student with Licentiate degree that finalize with PhD exam. Contributes in courses and meetings with focus on forest to mill site logistics and business economy aspects.

Main Supervisor

Leif Olsson

Adjunct Supervisor

Matti Stendahl, SLU
Anders Roos, SLU

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