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FPS COST Action E17
Microbiology in paper making

The main objective of the action was to provide pulp, paper and board industries with tools to manage problems arising from microbiological activity.

The Action has resulted in an improvement in the management of problems experienced in industry associated with microbial activity, better competence in the pulp, paper and board industry for buying chemicals for microbiological control and reduced impacts on the environment by adoption of Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO) techniques, e.g. water management, biocide-free control etc.

As a result of this Action, rapid detection techniques for process management, process control and good manufacturing practice was adopted by the industry and tools to comply with future EC guidelines regarding water discharges and product hygiene were also developed.

There was an extensive very good co-operation with industry. Sampling and measurement methods exchanged in the Action were incorporated rapidly in a number of mills.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

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Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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