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PULP AND PAPER TECHNOLOGY

Pulp and Paper Technology I - PTL101P
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Bagasse storage and handling; wood preparation technology; wood-yard sampling practices; variations in log and wood quality; cleaning and screening process; cleaning and screening technology; mechanical pulping process and pulping technology; raw material product quality; stock preparation process and technology; feedstock and products; process variations.
Pulp and Paper Practice I - PUP1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Purpose: This work integrated learning (WIL) module is primarily focused on student orientation to the Pulp and Paper work environment. Students completing this module will gain knowledge and skills on Health and safety issues prior to entering the paper/pulp mill. In the mill, the student adapts and acclimatizes to the working environment and learns about the process/processes.
Pulp and Paper Chemistry II - PCY2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide the Student with an introductory knowledge of the science of the following: Fibrous materials used in pulp and paper processes, Paper properties and testing methods used for paper quality control and the processing of water such that both the inflow to a pulp or paper mill and the effluent are suitable both in terms of quality and environmental legislative requirements. Students completing this module will develop a thorough understanding of these concepts and will be better equipped to perform their function as Process Controllers in the pulp and paper production environment.
Pulp and Paper Chemistry III - PCY3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide the Student with detailed knowledge of the science of the following: chemistry of pulping processes, chemistry of chemical recovery processes and wet end chemistry processes.
Pulp and Paper Technology II - PTL2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide the Student with detailed knowledge of the science and technology of the following processes: wet end of the paper machine, dry end of the paper machine, chemical pulping, and chemical recovery.
Pulp and Paper Technology III - PTL3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PTL2601 or PTL201P
Purpose: To provide the Student with detailed knowledge of the science and technology of the following processes: bleaching, coating, finishing, and printing.
Pulp and Paper Practice II - PUP2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CHE181T & CHE1PRA & ENN103F & EUP1501 & FIC181C & FIC1PRA &IPM101P & MAT1581 & CEM2601 or CEM211F
Purpose: To provide the student with an opportunity to apply their technical knowledge to relevant problem situations in the Pulp and Paper Industry, and to gain exposure to typical organizational culture, human relations and working conditions. The focus is on Plant operation, troubleshooting and system development skills.
Pulp and Paper Practice III - PUP3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUP1501 or PUP101P
Purpose: To provide the Student with Advanced plant operation, troubleshooting and system development skills. The third period of training is primarily focused on the application of chemical engineering techniques related to the Pulp and Paper Industry. The student will be concerned with advanced plant operations, troubleshooting, improvements and optimisation projects.
Introduction to Pulp and Paper Making I - IPM101P
Certificate,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide the student with an overview of the pulp and paper industry in South Africa. The overview will cover the history of papermaking, markets and stakeholders, raw materials, pulping and papermaking processes. A discussion on the impact and contribution of the industry to the South African economy is also outlined.