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The mobility and fate of phosphorus following municipal biosolids application to forest soils
Municipal biosolids are typically not used on the steepest of forested slopes in the Pacific Northwest. The primary issue in using biosolids on steep slopes is movement of constituents in biosolids to surface waters during runoff events. There is a particular concern with biosolids phosphorus (P), as this nutrient limits ...
Application of multivariate analysis techniques in understanding complex industrial processes: a pulp mill example
The financial and process benefits of improving the mill fiber line are widely acknowledged. However, process optimization of the fiber line is difficult due to the complex behavior of pulp and paper systems. The dissertation project focused on application of multivariate analysis techniques for understanding and improving ...
The papermaking properties of Washington State wheat straw
Current environmental and social pressures are limiting wood harvest from U.S. public forest land. As a byproduct of the cereal grain industry, wheat straw may also be used for papermaking. However, studies of wheat straw have identified heterogeneity within this potential raw material. The chemical composition and fiber ...