Charles Chunbao Xu

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Fundamental studies of drying, combustion and ash properties of biomass and impacts of pulp and paper mill operations

2012/13-2015/16 • $1,876,000 • PI,CO
Pulp and paper mills in Canada require large amounts of high pressure steam and electric power to operate. About two-thirds of the energy required is supplied by burning the concentrated black liquor (spent pulping liquor) in recovery boilers. The remaining is from biomass boilers, known...

NSERC biomaterials and chemicals strategic research network

2012/13-2014/15 • $2,164,167 • PI,CO
The Forest Industry is one of Canada's largest industries and the economic mainstay of many communities across the country. It is facing great challenges due to competition from low cost sources of wood and declining demand for some of its products. The Industry is at a crossroads and must...