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Biorefinery Opportunities in a Thermomechanical Pulping Mill

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posted on 11.03.2019, 02:28 by WICKRAMARACHCHIGE DON THILINA LAKMAL GUNAWARDHANA
An Australian paper mill, which produces newsprint, was analyzed for waste streams for possible value-addition. Four process streams, a waste fiber stream, a process water stream and two wastewater streams, were identified as the potential targets for value-addition. Three potential value-added products from the above four streams were identified. The waste fiber stream could be successfully upgraded and added back to the papermaking process saving 10 tonnes per day of fiber. Two valuable groups of chemicals with potential pharmaceutical applications, resin acids, and terpenes, were successfully recovered from wastewater streams.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Warren Jeffrey Batchelor

Additional supervisor 1

Antonio Patti

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Chemical Engineering

Additional Institution or Organisation

BioResource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering