Title: Utilisation of pulverised coal fly-ash as filler and rice straw as fibrous raw material for manufacturing of special grade paper

Authors: Akhouri Sanjay Kumar Sinha; Manohar Singh Saini; Surendra Pal Singh

Addresses: Department of Chemical Technology, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Sangrur, Punjab, 148106, India ' Department of Chemical Technology, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Sangrur, Punjab, 148106, India ' Department of Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, 247001, India

Abstract: This innovative research study is based on utilisation of two solid waste materials, pulverised coal fly-ash and rice straw for manufacturing of laminate base paper. Fly-ash can prove to be a very good filler for laminate grade coloured base papers and other specialty papers where very high opacity is sought but whiteness is not important. The paper samples with 22% filler have opacity of 99.6% ISO, burst strength of 1.4 KPa.m²/g, and tear strength of 3.82 mN.m²/g. The cost of production of paper will decrease significantly. The study provide economical and environment friendly use of solid wastes.

Keywords: rice straw; silica; pulverised coal fly ash; specialty paper; opacity; fillers; fibrous raw material; paper manufacturing; special grade paper; solid waste materials; laminate base papers; coloured base papers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEE.2014.057839

International Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.91 - 99

Accepted: 08 Jul 2012
Published online: 11 Nov 2013 *

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