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PULP AND PAPER TECHNOLOGY

Pulp and Paper Technology IIB (Offered from 2021) - PPT2602
Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PPS1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the physics, chemistry and technology of the manufacture and recycling of paper. The knowledge obtained in this module will enable students to operate paper making and recycling machinery at optimum levels of productivity and quality.
Pulp and Paper Technology IIIC (Offered from 2021) - PPT2603
Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PPS1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the physics, chemistry and technology of the manufacture of mechanical pulp, bleached chemical pulp, and the finishing of manufactured paper. The knowledge obtained in this module will enable students to operate pulping, bleaching and paper finishing machinery at optimum levels of productivity and quality.
Workplace-based Learning I: Pulp and Paper (Offered from 2022) - PPW3601
Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in
Pre-requisite: ENG1503, EUP1501, MAT1514, CHE181T, CHE1PRA, CEF1501, CEF2601, PSE1501, MAT1581, CET2601, TPH2601, SPP2601, ENM2601, PPT2601, PPT2602 Co-requisite: PRC3601, MPP3601, PPP3601
Purpose: Work-integrated learning refers to a component of co-operative education that can only be conducted through a suitable and approved employer. It provides students with an opportunity to apply their technical knowledge to relevant problem situations in industry, and to gain exposure to typical organizational culture, human relations and working conditions. With suitable guidance and supervision, the students will be taught to work independently and to develop an awareness of the ethics and requirements of the industry. The students therefore have an opportunity to develop their talents and to equip themselves to take up their place as citizens of this country by contributing to the well- being of society. Students would need to secure a placement in a pulp, paper or paper processing facility for a minimum period of six months.
Workplace- based Learning II : Pulp and Paper (Offered from 2022) - PPW3602
Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ENG1503, EUP1501, MAT1514, CHE181T, CHE1PRA, MAT1581, CEF1501, CEF2601, PSE1501, TPH2601, CET2601, SPP2601, ENM2601 Co-requisite: PRC3601, MPP3601
Purpose: Work-integrated learning refers to that component of co-operative education that can only be conducted through a suitable and approved employer. This training provides students with an opportunity to apply their technical knowledge to relevant problem situations in industry, and to gain exposure to typical organizational culture, human relations and working conditions. With suitable guidance and supervision, the students will be taught to work Independently and to develop an awareness of the ethics and requirements of industry.The students therefore have the opportunity to develop their talents and to equip themselves to take up their place as a citizen of this country by contributing to the well- being of society. Students would need to secure a placement in a pulp, paper or paper recessing facility for a minimum period of six months.
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
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 & ENG1503 & EUP1501 & FIC181C & FIC1PRA &IPM101P & MAT1581 & CEM2601 or CHF1501
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.
Pulp and Paper Science I (only available in the 2nd semester) - PPS1501
Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Pre-requisite: CHE181T
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the history of paper making and the basic scientific principles upon which the conversion of wood and other fibrous raw materials to pulp and paper is based. This module is part of the Diploma in 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 Practicals I (Offered from 2022) - PPP3601
Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Pre-requisite: CEF1501, CEF2601, PPT2601, PPT2602 Co-requisite: SPP2601,TPH2601, PRC3601, MPP3601, CET2601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge of chemical engineering principles by performing well-defined laboratory and pilot plant experiments in the fields relevant to the pulp and paper industry viz: fluid flow, separations thermodynamics, process control and pulp and paper processing. Student will also gain exposure to working in teams.
Pulp and Paper Technology IA (Offered from 2021) - PPT2601
Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PPS1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the chemistry and technology of wood preparation, chemical pulping and recovery of energy and chemicals in acid and alkaline pulping systems. The knowledge obtained in this module will enable the student to operate pulping processes to produce pulp at optimum levels of output and quality. This module is part of the Diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology.