Mr Iain Kerr

Iain Kerr is seconded to UKZN by the paper manufacturers association (Pamsa). He has lectured in the fields of pulp and papermaking technology for the past fourteen years.

His current research projects include: water reduction in various paper mills using modelling, carbon flows through the forest products industry, and methods for maximizing Kraft pulp yields.

He runs training courses for employees of the local pulp and paper industry on a regular basis.
Quote:   It’s the unexpected results that teach us the most in our work
 Position:   Honorary Research Fellow

MSc (Environmental Biotechnology)
BSc (Industrial Chemistry)
Discipline:   Chemical Engineering
Campus:   Howard College
Telephone:   031 260 2186
 Research Areas

  Water reduction
Material flows
Sustainable use of resources in the forest products industry
Recent Publications:

  Kerr, I., Buckley, C.A. and Barclay, S. 2010. A Cleaner Production Project in the South African Pulp and Paper Industry – Lessons Learnt.

WasteCon 2010 Conference Proceedings

Andrew, J., Grzeskowiak, V., Kerr, I. 2008. Hexenuronic acid in South African Eucalyptus hybrid clones: Optimization of the acid hydrolysis (A) stage. Tappi Journal, October 2009

Andrew, J., Grzeskowiak, V., Kerr, I. 2008. Hexenuronic Acid in South African grown eucalyptus Hybrid Clones. Tappi Journal, March 2008.

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