Disintegration of wood chips (Figure 7B.11). In the manufacture of paper pulp the cellulose fibers of wood chips are freed
Disintegration of wood chips (Figure 7B.11). In the manufacture of paper pulp the cellulose fibers of wood chips are freed from the lignin binder by heating in alkaline solutions under pressure in large cylindrical tanks called digesters. At the end of the "cooking" period, a small port in one end of the digester is opened, and the slurry of softened wood chips is allowed to blow against an impact plate to complete the breakup of the chips and the separation of the fibers.' Estimate the velocity of the discharging stream and the additional force on the impact plate shortly after the discharge begins. Frictional effects inside the digester, and the small kinetic energy of the fluid inside the tank, may be neglected.
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