A Scandinavian chemical wood-pulp mill. Part 2. International and model mills comparison.
2007 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, Vol. 84, no 3, 340-350 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The energy use at a Swedish chemical wood-pulp mill is compared internationally and for two model mills that aim to use the most efficient available technology. The international comparison is performed between Canadian and Scandinavian pulp-mills on a general level, and on a closer level among eleven Swedish and Finnish non-integrated sulfate pulp-mills, the type of mill considered in the case study. The two model mills that are used for comparison are one Swedish and one Canadian. The Scandinavian pulp-mills are somewhat more energy efficient than the Canadian mills. Still, the variation in energy use is remarkably large among the Scandinavian mills, which indicates that the energy-saving potential is great. If all Swedish freestanding sulfate pulp-mills became as energy efficient as the most efficient Scandinavian mill, electricity savings corresponding to nearly 1% of the national electricity use would be obtained. In the model mills comparison it was found that large amounts of heat could be saved, particularly in the evaporation plant.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 84, no 3, 340-350 p.
Benchmarking, Paper pulp industry, Energy system, Energy efficiency
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13241DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2006.07.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13241DiVA: diva2:18101