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The Process of Paper Recycling is a Ten Step Process as Below

The Process of Paper Recycling is a Ten Step Process as Below

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The process of paper recycling is a ten step process as below: Adding water and applying mechanical action to separate

fibers from each other.(PULPING) Using screens, with either slots or holes, to remove contaminants that are larger than pulp fibers.(SCREENING) Spinning the pulp slurry in a cleaner causes materials that are more dense than pulp fibers to move outward and be rejected.(CENTRIFUGAL CLEANING) Passing air bubbles through the pulp slurry, with a surfactant present, causes ink particles to collect with the foam on the surface. By removing contaminated foam, pulp is made brighter. This step is sometimes called deinking.(FLOATATION) Mechanical action is applied to fragment contaminant particles.(DISPERSION) Small particles are removed by passing water through the pulp. (WASHING) If white paper is desired, bleaching uses peroxides or hydrosulfites to remove color from the pulp. The clean (and/or bleached) fiber is made into a "new" paper product in the same way that virgin paper is made.(PAPER MAKING) Process water is cleaned for reuse. (DISSOLVED AIR FLOATATION) The unusable material left over, mainly ink, plastics, filler and short fibers, is called sludge. The sludge is buried in a landfill, burned to create energy at the paper mill or used as a fertilizer by local farmers. (WATER DISPOSAL)

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