Utilization of kraft pulp production residues in clay brick production

Demir I., Baspinar M., Orhan M.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.40, no.11, pp.1533-1537, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2004.11.021
  • Page Numbers: pp.1533-1537


The main objective of this study is to investigate the utilization potential of kraft pulp production residues in clay brick. Kraft pulp production is the primary phase of the paper industry. Long cellulose fibers are produced from wood, straw and reeds in kraft pulp production. Short cellulose fibers are separated as an organic waste material from the production system. This type of residue is only utilized in agricultural purpose or in the production of moulded egg cartons. Kraft pulp production plant of Seka Company (located at Afyon-Cay/Turkey), which has 50,000tpy dried pulp production capacity, generates important amount of organic wastes. Location of the plant is very close to brick manufacturing facilities and this is the main encouraging reason for the investigation study.