A Novel Method for Dankness Control in Paper Industries
Mahesh N1, Lizzy Nesa Bagyam M3
1Mahesh N*, Assistant Professor at Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Tamil Nadu.
2Lizzy Nesa Bagyam M, Assistant Professor at Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 5456-5460 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A5323119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A5323.119119
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Abstract: In the evolving industrial revolution, automation plays an important role. Automating the machineries we use can reduce the human efforts on operating it. The basic process involved in paper manufacturing includes wood preparation, pulping, chemical recovery, bleaching and paper making to convert wood to final product. In paper industries, moisture content is the most important parameter in the drying section. Controlling the moisture content of the paper is important for maintaining the paper quality and for the economical usage of energy. The paper drying involves heat transfer, evaporation and moisture removal processes where steam pressure, cylinder surface temperature, hood balance and condensate removal plays important roles in determining drying capacity and final product quality. To attain the required quality and flexibility 5-7% moisture is necessary. Hence the heat in the dryer removes the moisture content of the paper leaving it dry. The dryers will be operated continuously to perform this process which leads to high power consumption. In order to reduce the power consumed the dryers will be operated only for some instance corresponding to the moisture level of the paper in the drying unit. Hence the overall efficiency of the plant will be increased, which leads to reduced power consumption and increased productivity.
Keywords: Measurement, Dankness, Control, Moisture
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology