Make the most of your time at PEERS by attending a workshop


Sunday, November 5, 2017


Bleach Plant Operations Workshop

8:00am - 4:00pm (separate registration fees required)

Lead Instructor: Tom McDonough, IPST Professor Emeritus and TAPPI Fellow

This one day pre-conference workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of modern pulp bleaching technology. The workshop will be led by Tom McDonough, IPST Professor Emeritus and TAPPI Fellow, who has an extensive record of research and publications in the field of pulp bleaching.

This year’s offering will be an updated version of 2015’s workshop, which received favorable reviews from all of the mill and supplier representatives who participated. The program will include detailed discussions of bleach plant equipment and design. 

The workshop is designed for bleach plant operators and engineers, paper company environmental engineers, and research, technical sales, and service personnel from paper companies, chemical suppliers and equipment suppliers. Participants will come away with a broad understanding of pulp bleaching technology and its implications for pulp properties and environmental management.

Don’t miss this opportunity to update your knowledge of bleaching technology and discuss bleach plant operating problems with experts in the field. You will return home with information and materials that you can put to work immediately.

Brown Stock Washing Workshop

8:00am - 4:00pm (separate registration fees required)

Instructor:  Robert (Bobby) Wilson, Senior Research Chemist, AMS (Applied Material Solutions)

This one day pre-conference workshop will provide basic operating and design principles associated with brown stock washing. 

The fundamental applications of displacement, extraction, and dilution washing will be investigated. Water use and reuse will be topically discussed. Vacuum drum washers will be used as the basis for this course because they present the opportunity to review all three types of washing. 

Efforts will be made to explain how the operating principles associated with vacuum drum washers may be successfully applied to more modern washer and washing devices. Washing optimization, economics, and troubleshooting techniques will be discussed. 

Participants will be exposed to standard brown stock washing calculations designed to characterize washer performance and to document improvement.