UPM Kymmene Corporation

Finland

UPM Kymmene Corporation

Finland
SEARCH FILTERS
Time filter
Source Type

Patent
UPM Kymmene Corporation | Date: 2017-05-03

One embodiment provides a method for monitoring the quality of nanofibrillar cellulose produced in a process comprising disintegrating fibers of cellulose pulp, the method comprising measuring in real-time optically the turbidity of a dispersion containing nanofibrillar cellulose obtained from a disintegrating process, and determining the quality of said produced nanofibrillar cellulose using a correlation between the measured turbidity and said quality of the produced nanofibrillar cellulose, wherein lowered turbidity indicates increased quality of the nanofibrillar cellulose. One embodiment provides a device for monitoring the quality of nanofibrillar cellulose produced in a process comprising disintegrating fibers of cellulose pulp, arranged to carry out said method.


Patent
UPM Kymmene Corporation | Date: 2017-05-03

(57) Abstract The invention relates to a method for the treatment of biosludge, wherein the method comprises mixing biosludge with a bio-based material to form a mixture, wherein the dry matter of the biosludge is at least 0.01 % (w/w) of the total dry matter of the mixture; treating the mixture at a temperature in the range of 60 -295C under pressure in the pres- ence of steam; and releasing the pres- sure. (Fig. 1)


Patent
UPM Kymmene Corporation | Date: 2017-02-08

The invention relates to a method for reducing phosphorus in effluent or filtrate from a process which comprises at least one stage in which conditions are acidic, wherein the method comprises the steps of: a) obtaining a first portion of an effluent or filtrate from a stage in which conditions are acidic; b) obtaining a second portion of an effluent or filtrate from the same or different stage in which conditions are acidic; c) adjusting pH of the first portion of the effluent or filtrate to alkaline with an alkaline agent; d) allowing phosphorus to be precipitated in form of a phosphate salt; e) separating the precipitate to produce purified effluent or filtrate; and f) combining the purified effluent or filtrate with the second portion of the effluent or filtrate. The process may be a chemical pulping process in which pulp is cooked in a digestion apparatus (1), washed in a washing apparatus (2), bleached in a bleaching apparatus (3) in which an acidic bleaching stage (3) takes place, after which the pulp is separated in a separation apparatus (4) from an acidic effluent or filtrate which is divided into the first and second portions of effluent or filtrate. The invention also relates to the corresponding chemical pulping and purification apparatus.


Patent
UPM Kymmene Corporation | Date: 2017-01-11

The present invention relates to a method and system for reducing residual soap in crude tall oil, wherein crude tall oil is supplied via piping to at least one vessel, soap number of the crude tall oil is determined using on-line measuring technique and sulphuric acid is added to the crude tall oil at a site of blending, where the dosing of the sulphuric acid is adjusted on-line to provide soap number of not more than 2.


Patent
UPM Kymmene Corporation | Date: 2017-02-08

The present invention provides a method for producing fibrillated cellulose, the method comprising providing pulp, treating said pulp at a consistency of at least 10% with a cellulase, and fibrillating said pretreated pulp to obtain fibrillated cellulose. The present invention also provides a nanofibrillar cellulose product.


Patent
UPM Kymmene Corporation | Date: 2017-02-08

The invention relates to a method for reducing phosphorus in effluent or filtrate from a process which comprises a stage in which green liquor dregs are filtered using a green liquor dregs filter and at least one stage in which conditions are acidic, wherein the method comprises the steps of: a) obtaining an effluent or filtrate from a stage in which conditions are acidic; b) adjusting pH of at least a portion of the ef- fluent or filtrate to alkaline with an alkaline agent; c) allowing phosphorus to be precipitated in form of a phosphate salt; d) separating the precipitate to produce purified effluent or filtrate and a sludge comprising the precipitate; and e) filtering the sludge comprising the precipitate obtainable from step d) using the green liquor dregs filter.


Patent
UPM Kymmene Corporation | Date: 2017-02-08

The invention relates to a method for reducing phosphorus in effluent or filtrate from a process which comprises at least one stage in which conditions are acidic, wherein the method comprises the steps of: a) obtaining a first portion of an effluent or filtrate from a stage in which conditions are acidic; b) obtaining a second portion of an effluent or filtrate from the same or different stage in which conditions are acidic; c) adjusting pH of the first portion of the effluent or filtrate to alkaline with an alkaline agent; d) allowing phosphorus to be precipitated in form of a phosphate salt; e) separating the precipitate by filtration to produce purified effluent or filtrate; and f) combining the purified effluent or filtrate with the second portion of the effluent or filtrate. The process may be a chemical pulping process in which pulp is cooked in a digestion apparatus (1), washed in a washing apparatus (2), bleached in a bleaching apparatus (3) in which an acidic bleaching stage (3) takes place, after which the pulp is separated in a separation apparatus (4) from an acidic effluent or filtrate which is divided into the first and second portions of effluent or filtrate. The invention also relates to the corresponding chemical pulping and purification apparatus.


In a method for producing nanofibrillar cellulose, cellulose based fibre material, in which internal bonds in cellulose fibres have been weakened by preliminary modification of cellulose, is subjected to disintegration treatment in form of pulp comprising fibres and liquid. The fibre material is supplied at a consistency higher than 10 wt-%, preferably at least 15 wt-%, to a disintegration treatment where fibrils are detached from the fibre material by joint effect of repeated impacts to the fibre material by fast moving successive elements and the weakened internal bonds of the cellulose fibres. The nanofibrillar cellulose is withdrawn from the disintegration treatment at dry matter which is equal or higher than the consistency of the fibre material. In the disintegration treatment, the fibre material is supplied through several counter-rotating rotors (R1, R2, R3...) outwards in the radial direction with respect to the rotation axis (RA) of the rotors in such a way that the material is repeatedly subjected to shear and impact forces by the effect of the blades (1) of the different counter-rotating rotors.


Patent
UPM Kymmene Corporation | Date: 2017-02-08

The invention relates to a method for reducing phosphorus in effluent or filtrate from a process which comprises at least one stage in which conditions are acidic, wherein the method comprises the steps of: a) obtaining a first portion of an effluent or filtrate from a stage in which conditions are acidic; b) obtaining a second portion of an effluent or filtrate from the same or different stage in which conditions are acidic; c) adjusting pH of the first portion of the effluent or filtrate to alkaline with an alkaline agent; d) allowing phosphorus to be precipitated in form of a phosphate salt; e) separating using centrifugal forces the precipitate to produce purified effluent or filtrate; and f) combining the purified effluent or filtrate with the second portion of the effluent or filtrate. The process may be a chemical pulping process in which pulp is cooked in a digestion apparatus (1), washed in a washing apparatus (2), bleached in a bleaching apparatus (3) in which an acidic bleaching stage (3) takes place, after which the pulp is separated in a separation apparatus (4) from an acidic effluent or filtrate which is divided into the first and second portions of effluent or filtrate. The invention also relates to the corresponding chemical pulping and purification apparatus.


Patent
UPM Kymmene Corporation | Date: 2017-06-14

The invention relates to an L-profile shaped element for covering an edge of a terrace structure. The L-profile shaped element includes a first (2) and a second (3) leg arranged to have substantially the same thicknesses. At least one edge of each leg is provided with joint parts (13), being selected from a groove or tongue structure, functioning in the substantially same manner regardless which way around the element has been turned. The L-profile shaped element (1) being arranged to be joined from the thicknesswise end (7) of at least one of the first leg (2) and the second leg (3) to at least one plank-like additional element of substantially the same thickness, which is adapted to be connected to said L-profile shaped element by means of the joint parts (13).

Loading UPM Kymmene Corporation collaborators
Loading UPM Kymmene Corporation collaborators