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Kevin T Hodgson
BSE 202
Seattle Campus

Pulp and Paper Lab and Field Studies

Laboratory and field trip studies in pulp and paper technology. Visits to local forest product manufacturing facilities. Required for BSE majors. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

Class description

This class accompanies BSE 201 for Bioresource Science and Engineering majors and is limited to BSE majors ONLY. It provides introductory laboratory experience in pulp and paper fundamentals, and introduces students to commercial production of paper products through field trips to local mills. This year, field trips include a sawmill, kraft pulp mill, recycled paperboard mill, and a biomass energy plant. Laboratory experience is gained in learning how to make industry standard handsheets and a laboratory on biofuel synthesis. This course is restricted to declared BSE majors only.

Student learning goals

Become familiar with the making and use of paper handsheets in paper production and analysis.

Become familiar with the making and use of biodiesel fuel

Be introduced in person to operations in various pulp, paper, and bioproducts facilities in the Puget Sound area.

General method of instruction

Labs and field trips

Recommended preparation

BSE 201 course

Class assignments and grading

Attendance at all fields trips and labs Written reports for field trips and labs

Atendance at all class sessions and completion of assigned reports.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Kevin T Hodgson
Date: 01/02/2012