Separation of Wood Fibers by a High Pressure Water Jet
Both mechanical operations, chipping and grinding wood, can be replaced by the hydromechanical action of high pressure water jets. The grade of fiber separated by the high pressure jet is of much better quality than are fibers produced by the grinding method. The length of fiber produced is greater, and less damage is done to the fiber integrity. The power consumption required per cubic meter of solid wood treated bY the jet when comnpared with conventional grinding lies below fifty percent at the present state of this technology, and can be significantly reduced as a result of anticipated research to optimize the most important parameters. The estimated equipment and operational costs in the production line of a pulp plant will be reduced by about thirty percent.
M. Mazurkiewicz, "Separation of Wood Fibers by a High Pressure Water Jet," Papers Presented at the 7th International Symposium on Jet Cutting Technology, BHRA Fluid Engineering, Jan 1984.
7th International Symposium on Jet Cutting Technology.
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