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Expert in Bagasse Paper Making, Pulping, Bleaching, Printing

Expert ID: 725004 India

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Conversant with Alkaline paper meant for permanence. Alkaline conversion progam from acid sizing to alkaline, the method of change over, dos and donts.

Conversant with dry end operations of bagasse based paper drying, its peculiarities and remedies.

Conversant with state of art energy efficient pulp processing methods such as RDH, Superbatch process. In mechanical pulping, the application of P-RC process, biomechanical pulping for energy reduction for bagasse.

Studies carried out of types of lignin viz softwood, hardwood and bagasse - its functional groups and effect on environmental pollution and AOX generation

Involved in the MIS for pulp and paper on ORACLE platform.

Developed several new product designs with bagasse pulp as the major component meeting specification for end use.

Evaluation of paper additives for specific properties development, in bagasse paper making. Serving Paper industry for past 24 years

Conversant with chemical properties evaluation of paper.
Knowledge on paper chemistry aspects of bagassse papermaking in particular. Overall knowledge of the paper mill chemistry from pulping, paper making, recovery, effluent treatment and water treatment.

Studied the effect of bagasse pulp, head box configuration on Curl.

Trouble shooting problems related to paper linting in bagasse based papers

In depth knowledge of optical properties of paper, factors influencing and ways of achieving.

In depth knowledge on testing of Optical properties, standard methods, geometry etc.

Good knowledge on the pressing of paper, bagasse based, for retaining bulk, improving dryness, shoe press effect, tandem press etc

Conversant with Quality assurance aspects of paper

Conversant with specification for different end use papers.
Knowledge in paper sheet forming.

Good knowledge on strength properties evaluation of paper.

Good knowledge about pulp processing. Thorough knowledge of paper stock preparation process.

Trouble shooting of wet end operations of papermaking and paper stock related problems.

Commissioning and Start up of 400 tpd bagasse based integrated pulp and paper plant in Egypt.Launching of products based on bagasse pulp meeting international standardsDevelopment of enzyme for improving bleaching - submitted for patentGuiding students of Pulp and paper technology on projects and technical seminarsManagement representative functions of ISO 9001 Quality Management system


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: Masters Degree Subject: Chemistry Institution: Annamalai University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1984 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Dy Manager Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: New Product development, Trouble shooting, Bagasse and wood pulping, bleaching and paper making studies, Effluent treatment studies, Water conservation studies, Enzyme applications, ISO 9001 QMS, EMS 14001, LCA, New Project commissioning and stabilisation

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1999 to 2000 Country / Region: Egypt Summary: Was deputed for start up and commissioning of state of the art pulp and paper plant based on bagasse, for a period of 10 months
Years: 2004 to 2004 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: Presented paper on novel dependency of cellulose fibre on water absorption of bagasse based paper at the New Applied Technology Conference

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Coordinator for Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association of TNPL
Licenses / Certifications
Internal auditor for ISO 9001, 14001 systems
Publications and Patents Summary
Has 20 publications 3 of them in international journals

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association
New Applied Technology conference, Singapore
Water Digest seminar
Marketing Experience
24 years of hands on experience in Bagasse based large integrated pulp and paper mill.

Involved in commissioning and stabilisation of 400 tpd bagasse based integrated pulp and paper plant in Egypt.
Other Relevant Experience
ISO 9001. ISO 14001, LCA, Pulp and Paper technology course, Projects for students of Masters in chemistry related to Pulp and paper

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