Wood fiber contents of different materials in the paper industry material chain expressed in roundwood equivalents (RWEs)

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Ervasti, Ilpo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-19T10:51:10Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Ervasti , I 2016 , ' Wood fiber contents of different materials in the paper industry material chain expressed in roundwood equivalents (RWEs) ' SILVA FENNICA , vol 50 , no. 4 , 1611 . DOI: 10.14214/sf.1611 en
dc.identifier.issn 0037-5330
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/24169
dc.description.abstract At present, there are no means for reliably comparing the wood fiber contents of different material streams within the paper industry material chain with each other. The aim of this article is to introduce conversion factors that make it possible to quantify the volume of wood expressed in roundwood equivalent (RWE) values for different paper industry-related materials in the material chain. These conversion factors apply to wood pulp, paper, and recovered paper. European data are used in quantifying the paper industry material streams and calculating the RWE conversion factors. The introduced conversion factors can be used to estimate RWE volumes at a global scale. With assumption that paper recycling did not occur and that paper production volume remained unchanged, an additional volume of 666 million m(3) RWEs would be required globally per annum to produce 167 million tons of virgin wood pulp to replace 222 million tons of recovered paper utilized by the paper industry in 2010. This volume is approximately the same as 1.6 times the total removal of wood in Europe (EU27), or the total annual removal of wood in the USA, Canada, and Brazil combined. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries SILVA FENNICA en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 50, issue 4 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 512 Business and management en
dc.title Wood fiber contents of different materials in the paper industry material chain expressed in roundwood equivalents (RWEs) en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Aalto University
dc.contributor.department Department of Industrial Engineering and Management en
dc.subject.keyword paper production
dc.subject.keyword raw materials
dc.subject.keyword roundwood equivalent (RWE)
dc.subject.keyword pulpwood
dc.subject.keyword wood pulp
dc.subject.keyword recycled fiber
dc.subject.keyword recovered paper
dc.subject.keyword material recycling
dc.subject.keyword RECOVERED PAPER
dc.subject.keyword 512 Business and management
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201701191114
dc.identifier.doi 10.14214/sf.1611
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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