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Minimize capital investment during water optimization with step-wise planning.

Apr 16, 2014

The issue of mill closure, or water optimization, is a common concern globally throughout the pulp and paper industry. While it is the case that most mills have accomplished some degree of closure, some mills practice water optimization either to comply with existing government regulations, or because they lack sufficient water resources.

Water use optimization can involve a significant investment of time and money. The level of capital equipment expenditures can be reduced if the level of water reuse within the mill is addressed as a first step. In this article two new technologies will be identified that are designed to help today’s papermakers meet challenging water closure targets by minimizing fresh water usage without sacrificing quality and negatively impacting productivity.

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