Characterization of the three-dimensional structure of paper using x-ray microtomography

Amit Goel, Manolis Tzanakakis, Shuiyuan Huang, Shri Ramaswamy, Doeung Choi, Bandaru V. Ramarao

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X-ray microtomography was used to obtain three-dimensional bulk images of commercial liquid packaging board samples in a non-destructive manner. Porosity and specific surface area of the samples were then calculated using image analysis. Porosity values obtained by image analysis were compared with the values obtained by caliper-basis weight measurement and mercury intrusion porosimetry. Interestingly the x-ray images indicate that even though the pores follow a highly tortuous path they all seem to be interconnected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTAPPI Engineering Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventProceedings of the 2000 TAPPI Engineering Conference - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2000Sep 21 2000

Publication series

NameTAPPI Engineering Conference


OtherProceedings of the 2000 TAPPI Engineering Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA


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