Energy flow analysis in pulp and paper industry

Gui Bing Hong, Chih Ming Ma, Hua Wei Chen, Kai Jen Chuang, Chang Tang Chang, Te Li Su

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This work analyzed the energy flow of the pulp and paper industry in Taiwan. The potential technology options that were examined focus on how to capture some of the energy currently lost in the processes and then identifying the areas with energy-saving potential that could also have large impacts across a variety of industries. In addition, the energy-saving potential of these options was evaluated. The energy-saving potential of the pulp and paper industry would be around 6939.9 KLOE/M. The greatest energy-saving potential lies with improving energy distribution and equipment efficiency, which would together potentially comprise 86.8% of total energy conservation. This analysis can serve as a benchmark for current pulp and paper making operations, and as a base case for stimulating changes toward more efficient energy utilization in the pulp and paper industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3063-3068
Number of pages6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy flow
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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