PSE 202 Pulp and Paper Laboratory Skills
One credit hour course, fall semester, PSE 200 concurrent registration
Friday laboratory session 2:15 - 5:05pm 102 Walters Hall
Course description and objectives:
Three hours of laboratory per week provide a working knowledge of fundamental papermaking concepts. "Survival" skills learned enable students to perform well in subsequent PSE courses as well as summer employment. Operations and skills include: pulp preparation and analysis, papermaking, paper testing, report writing and team work.
- Develop laboratory skills necessary for subsequent PBE courses, summer inter and co-op experiences.
- Learn basic terminology, concepts and standard test procedures associated with pulp and paper from the tree (log) to product (machine made paper).
- Gain experience in recycling paper.
- Develop/refine individual communication skills by writing laboratory reports and presenting an oral Power Point laboratory report.
- Gain team-work experience in critically evaluating test results, proposing direction and reporting outcome.
Students engaged in this course will investigate different fiber sources and combine them to make copy paper as a final research project first at the laboratory bench-top scale and then scale-up to a small pilot machine run. The semester concludes with research group presentations: