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In 2014, a Bulgarian paper mill contacted us. This company is a leader in its field, specialized in the production of “bleached Kraft paper”, using a pulp deriving from local tree species.
This ECF bleached pulp is used as raw material for the production of various types of paper:
The olfactive impact of emissions coming from both «vacuum evaporation» areas, even though having a limited total flow rate (8.000 m3/h), was perceived by the population in the nearby city of Svishtov, and created a difficult situation for operators themselves.
We started with performing a series of olfactometric and chemical analyses, in order to know more about these emissions and their characteristics.
As pollutants perception thresholds were low, in order to guarantee the olfactometric result, it was necessary to ensure very strict analytical guarantees:
First of all, we offered setting up a 500 m3/h pilot system simulating a multiple-step treatment for 2 days, in order to ensure some characterizations of the air upstream and downstream of every step, thus getting a well-detailed protocol of the measurements we would have performed during the 2 day-test.
At the end of the experiment, we delivered a detailed report with the test measurements results, as well as a small summary of efficiency rates achieved for each treatment step:
This pilot phase allowed offering the customer the most suitable technology that would meet with expectations and requisites.
After a thorough verification of available overall dimensions and technical feasibility, we offered multiple-step equipment based on an abatement process including 4 treatment steps: two wet steps and two dry ones.
This allowed delivering a detailed report with analyses results: the equipment was operatimg and set up perfectly, in order to guarantee the best performances and efficiency rates required.
The plant met with efficiency requisites. Therefore, it was approved as a final solution to malodorous emissions problems. Today, the population of Svishtov does not perceive any olfactive nuisance coming from the production process of the type of paper mill «pulp» taken into consideration.