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Pulp and paper industry water treatment
This two kinds of industries are normally separated. The pulp (raw material for paper industry) and the paper industry, produce different kind of waste water. There is also a third related industry, the paper recycling industry, which has a similar kind of waste water. In the following text the three branches of industry are separated.

Production process, pulp industry
The composition of pollutants in waste water of paper industries, depend on the kind of raw material which is used. For paper production wood, bagasse (outer stalk sugar cane), hemp, straw, etc. are used. Five basic procedures are used to produce pulp in an industrial way. The conduction of case can be with or without a bleaching process. If a bleaching process is also step of production, the Lignin will be destroyed. The effect is a whiter paper. The color depends also on the different kinds of wood or other raw materials which are used for the production. This step have the disadvantage to load the environment more, because of the use of chemicals like chlorine or chlorine dioxide (which are restricted, because of the process).

Chemical Processes
To produce pulp for fine and print paper, two chemical procedures are used. The Kaft process is an alkaline process. The lignin is cracked by NaOH or Na woods specially the wood contains pollutions.

Disadvantage is the odour problem, based on thiols and sulfides. The pulp has also to be suphite process.

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Process water of this kind of process contains SO2 and the pH is between 8 and 9. BOD a wood. Normally the BOD 5 is between 1- 2 g/L, and the COD is 4- 7 g/L.

The sulphite process is a procedure based on acids. The effect is not the same compar procedure is more sensitive, against pollution. Branches and bark disturb the chemical p wood. Also resin disturbs the process.

Advantages of the “sulphite process” are more process variations and producing conditio production.

Semichemical processes

The NSSC (Neutral Sulphite Semichemical) is most used. The yield of this process is

The TMP (Thermo-Mechanical Process) is|generally used for newsprint Tel. +31 15 2 Copyright © 1998-2011 Lenntech B.V Email: info@lenntech.com | paper.



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