Call for Papers

October 27 - 30, 2019 | St. Louis, Missouri

Call for Papers

Share your industry knowledge and expertise

Abstract deadline EXTENDED to March 29, 2019


Share your knowledge around the latest advancements in technology, fibers, process and equipment.

Manuscripts for PEERS 2019 are sought which provide reports or case studies on industry advancements and
process improvements designed to inform, enlighten and engage both industry newcomers and long-term professionals.

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Topics of Interest Include:



•    Fundamentals/best practices of pulping technology
•    Kraft pulping alternatives: additives, polysulfide, etc.
•    Pulp yields: improvements, measurements & audits
•    Wood chip quality issues/best practices
•    Fluff & dissolving pulps: properties & improving fiberization

Mill Reliability

•    Best outage execution templates
•    Best practice in operator equipment care routes and documentation systems
•    Materials selection for corrosion resistance
•    Engineering project management/Capital planning

Brown Stock Washing

•    Fundamentals/best practices of pulp washing
•    On-line performance measurements
•    New washing technologies

Recovery Boilers

•    Boiler tube and smelt spout integrity
•    Fouling basics and sootblowing best practices
•    Combustion of concentrated non-condensable gases
•    Recovery boiler pressure part integrity


•    Fundamentals/best practices of bleaching
•    Bleach cost optimizations & audits
•    On-line instrumentations & process control
•    Deposit issues & control

Lime Kiln/Caustic Plant

•    Maximize kiln production (burners, chains, external dryers, etc.)
•    Managing kiln ring formation (SOP’s, ring removal, etc.)
•    Selection and design of burners

Energy and Power Boiler

•    Power plant upgrades & energy conservation & cost reduction
•    Power boiler tuning for boiler MACT implementation
•    Biomass energy & alternative wood-based fuels

Nonwood Fibers

•    Harvesting and storage
•    Chemical & physical properties
•    Advances in non-wood pulping & bleaching technology


•    Innovations in air, water, solid waste, & chemical management and treatment
•    Regulatory updates and management approaches
•    Integration of environmental issues into the business
•    Carbon footprinting & life cycle analysis

12th Research Forum on Recycling

A special Forum held at PEERS every 3 years

•    Deinking digital ink
•    recycling fiber for tissue production
•    Challenges of recycling OCC and brown paper

Biorefinery Track (part of IBBC)

•    Developments in biomass crops, harvesting and storage
•    Market usage for lignin-based products
•    Thermochemical and biochemical conversion technologies
•    Bioproducts from renewable resources
•    Alternate feedstock options – forest residue, sludge, black liquor
•    Use of pretreatments for biorefinery pulping
•    Large scale studies of biofuel production


PEERS 2019 Call for Papers

Download the Call for Papers

Abstracts must be submitted by the March 29th deadline to be considered for acceptance.  All submissions will be peer reviewed for acceptance. 



A Competition for Students and
Young Professionals

  • Are you a student, graduate student or young professionals who's recently joined the pulp and paper or allied industry?
  • Have you successfully implemented a project or do you have a project idea that sustainably drives our industry forward?

If so, submit your abstract today and compete in a poster session refereed by industry experts.

Abstracts are due by March 15, 2019

Download the Call for Papers
for more details

Student Poster Competition - PEERS



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For questions about submitting your abstract, please contact Pat Stiede, Content Management Specialist, at or +1-770-209-7214.