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COURSES - I.I. Pikulik

Courses for various organizations

  1. West Fraser, Quesnel, B.C., March 2014, The operation of pulp drying machines. (Course was presented on behalf of FPInnovations.)
  2. “Application of Steam Showers in Papermaking” Webinar presented for PAPTAC, November 2011.
  3. In 2010 organized a distance-learning course on Papermaking. The activities included interaction with the sponsoring technical committee of PAPTAC and PAPTAC management, development of the syllabus, recruitment of speakers, review and coordination of all presentations, chairing of all sessions, and course evaluation. Delivered lectures on “Chemistry and Morphology of Cellulosic Fibres” and “Theory of Pressing and its Effects on Product Quality.” The course attracted over 50 participants from pulp and paper industry.
  4. Developed and presented a 2-hours course entitled “Energy Saving Opportunities in Papermaking” and the Energy Efficiency course organized in February 2010 by New Brunswick Efficiency.
  5. Efficiency of press section. A lecture in the course on Paper Machine efficiency, delivered in Montreal in 2005, 2007 and 2009.
  6. Each year since 1990 till 2005 was a “Coordinator” of the course “Theory and Practice of Papermaking” organized annually by the PAPTAC. The task included the assistance in identification of the course leader, development of the programme, selection of speakers, resource persons, and course location. Each year prepared and delivered three presentations on pressing and theory of drying.
  7. Since 1996 till 2005 was a “Coordonnateur” of PAPTAC course “Fabrication du Papier”. Duties were similar to those described above. To each course contributed with French language presentations on pressing and drying theory.
  8. “Runnability of the press section.” A lecture in the PAPTAC course on “Improving Paper Machine Efficiency & Productivity” was delivered in Pointe Claire in October,  2005 and repeated in 2007 and 2009.
  9. In the PAPTAC course on “Alkaline Pulping” (Prince George, October 2004) presented a half-day course on the operation of pulp-drying machines”.
  10.  “Pressing and Drying.” A daylong course delivered at the PATAC Midwest Branch Conference in Thunder Bay, September 2000.
  11. Delivered a new course on “Web Consolidation” at TAPPI “Short Course on Pressing and Drying,” Florida, March 1999 and 2000.
  12. A three days course on “Paper pressing and drying” delivered as a contract for Cenpapel, Columbia, Cali, November 1997; Medellin, May 1999; Cali, August 2000; and Pereira October 2002.
  13. “Wet-web strength and its influence on machine runnability, picking and product quality.” Wet End Chemistry Course, PAPTAC, 1995, 1997 and 1999.
  14. High-intensity drying of paper. Newsprint Forum. Sponsored by TAPPI and CPPA. Montreal, October 1994.
  15. World process trends and their impact on energy consumption. Energy Audit Course, TS CPPA, Toronto, April 1993.
  16. “The effect of pressing on the quality of newsprint.” 1993 Newsprint Round table. Sponsored by TAPPI and CPPA. Atlanta, April 1993.
  17.  “Dewatering of Market Pulp.” A lecture at the CPPA course on Alkaline Pulping, Thunder Bay, May 1987.

Courses at various Universities

  1. Papermaking topics, University if Toronto, Spring 2015
  2. Papermaking topics, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, September 2013; Hangzhou University of Science and Technology, October 2013, Nanjing Forestry University, November 2013, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, March 2014, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha, April 2015, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi’an, May 2015, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Chingdao, June 2015.
  3. Unit Operations of Papermaking. A compulsory course of the Masters Programme, Pulp and Paper, McGill University. Responsible for the course from 1984 to 1999; organized pilot paper machine trials at two locations.
  4. Selected topics in papermaking. Invited to deliver nine lectures on various papermaking topics at South China Technical University, Guangzhou, October 1996.
  5. Fabrication du papier. A compulsory course of the Masters Programme in Pulp and Paper, L'Université du Québec a Trois-Rivières, 1987. Delivered in the French language 36 lectures, compiled for publication by University four volumes of French language lecture notes.
  6. Papermaking, a portion of the undergraduate course on pulp and paper, McGill University, 1990 and 1991.
  7. Papermaking, a portion of the undergraduate course on paper and petroleum. Delivered in French language at L'Ecole politechnique in 1990 and 1992.
  8. Chemistry of Pulp and Paper, a portion of an undergraduate course on the industrial chemistry, McMaster University, 1981.

Courses given for Paprican and FPInnovations

  1. FPInnovations Papermaking Course, March 2012. Organized 3-day course consisting of 17 presentations. Delivered 10 of these presentations.
  2. Papricourse, Paprican, Pointe Claire or Vancouver. Lectures on Introduction to papermaking, Pressing, Drying, and CD Control; demonstration on Pressing. Delivered one to four lectures each year between 1983 and 2008. Suggested prepared and delivered two new lectures, participated in the reorganization of the course.
  3. PulpTech course 1998 to 2009 Paprican, Pointe Claire or Vancouver; presented a lecture on Overview of Papermaking.
  4. Lectures on “Wet Web Properties”, “Optical properties”, “Conclusions” in some years also the “Introduction” were delivered at PAPRICHEM course in Pointe Claire between years2000 and 2007.
  5. Operation and efficiency of the pulp drying machine. A full day course was developed at mill’s request and given March 1 and March 3, 1999 in Prince Albert, Sask. Alabama Pulp in 2004
  6. “Opération et efficacité des machines à pâte commercial.” two half-day courses presented in the Domtar pulp mill in Quevillon, May 2002 and, after an update, in SFK Pate, St-Félicien, 2006.
  7. Papermaking. A course given to the clients of Island Paper Mills, Vancouver, November 5, 1999.