CO2 for paper Neutralisation

Improve the process using carbon dioxide for pH neutralisation.

Application of CO2 for paper mill production optimisation

We can find different paper production line phases at which the application of CO2 for pH secure acidification leads to a relevant improvement by upgrading the drainage or recovering chemicals.

Wash delignified pulp

Reduce the pH of the pulp to have a better draining

Controllo del pH della carta velina
La CO2 può essere utilizzata per il controllo del pH della cellulosa in due punti diversi

 

Tissue paper pH control

La CO2 può essere utilizzata per il controllo del pH della cellulosa in due punti diversi

Flotation system improvement

Replace part of the compressed air with CO2 as a carrier gas during the flotation

PCC production

CO2 is used to produce Precipitated Calcium Carbonate for print paper production

Kraft pulp pH control tower
 
Benefits
1
Reduce the pH of the
pulp to have better
draining.
2
Reduction of dilution
factor.
3
Increase content of
black solids.
4
Increase productivity.
In case the washed pulp goes to the bleaching process, CO2 also allows a reduction of the chlorinated agents used at the first stage, (CDO).

 

Replace strong acids
CO2 can also be used after therefining pulp process, aiming a thinadjustment of the pH level.
CO2 is generally used to replace strong acids (H2SO4), SO2 and aluminium sulphate, providing a smoother control, and avoiding great variations at the pH values. It allows a reduction of the consumption of aluminium sulphate dosed for pH control, which is, a partial substitution of the aluminium sulphate.
In mills that use cellulose as raw material

CO2 is used for the pH control of the pulp near the head box of the paper machine. This pH control provides a better draining performance at the wire in the paper machine.

Flotation System


CO2 is used in effluent treatment in flotation system to replace part of the compressed air used as a carrier gas during flotation (primary treatment of fiber recovery).


As CO2 has more affinity with the liquid phase than the air, so along the process it creates small bubbles, and improves flotation during the process, improving the flotation. Efficiency can be increased by around 15%. Usually, CO2 replaces from 40 to 60% of the total compressed air used.

PCC production

CO2 is used for PCC (Precipitated

Calcium Carbonate); production,

PCC is used as a filler in the alkaline sizing papers production (print paper).






 

Kraft pulp pH control tower.


CO2 is used to replace strong acids (HCO2 SO4 ), and aluminium sulphate providing a smoother control, it avoids great variation at the CO2 .

 

It's used before or after the refining process, aiming a thin adjustment of the pH level, and consequently, a reduction of the consumption of aluminium sulphate or sulfuric acid dosed for pH control, which is, total or parcial to neutral / alkaline sizing of paper.

CO2 control to press highconsistency

Special packaging paper Bags.

(bags of cement, multiwall bags).

 

COis used to eliminate aluminum sulfate provinding a smoother control, and avoiding great variation of pH values. CO2 is used in high consistency press, aiming adjustment of the pH and, consequently improve the pulp drainability. The consistency expected is around 30%. A reduction on the consumption of aluminium sulfate dosed for pH control is significant. The mechanical properties of this type of paper are improved. This is very important for tear resistance of paper bags.

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