عنوان مقاله [English]
The effect of pressure screening fractionation of OCC pulp on several conventional pulp fiber structural defects such as curl and kink indices evaluated in this research. Aperture velocity and volumetric reject ratio were considered as variable parameters of screening operation and eight trials totally conducted in this work. Curl and kink indices and total kink angle of feed, accept and reject ratio of pulp fiber determined using fiber quality analyzer (FQA). The results of this study showed that pressure screening increased pulp fiber structural defects. Also, it was found that curl and kink indices and total kink angel of pulp fiber increased as aperture velocity raised but, change in volumetric reject ration didn’t considerably affect structural indices. Refining process of long fiber fraction had an affirmative role on decreasing of fiber structural defects. According to the results of previous works that introduced refining as a suitable device to pulp fiber fibrillation of OCC pulp and findings of this study, refining could be strongly recommended for OCC pulp improvement.