Environmental Track

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

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Environmental Track – PEERS 2019

This track is organized by the Environmental & Sustainability Working Group.

The Environmental and Sustainability Working Group focuses on the interrelationship of pulp and paper with allied industries’ operations and environments, with an emphasis on air and water resources and solid waste management.

The Environmental & Sustainability Working Group will meet on
Monday, October 28th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.

Attendees are invited to participate in any of the Committee Meetings at PEERS to learn more about their activities and how to get involved.


PEERS’ Environmental track addresses new developments in performance, water and wastewater advancements, and regulatory development.

This track will help attendees make decisions that help improve productivity and reduce costs. Sessions are designed to address actual challenges mill teams face each day.  Presentations will focus on new or developing technologies and case studies and include Q&A to engage attendees.

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Which Environmental Sessions will be Held? 

 Tuesday, Oct 29 • 10:30-12:00pm

"Utilization of Kraft Pulp Mill Waste"

Presenter: Torsten Meyer, University of Toronto

Diverting waste from landfills and finding strategies for utilization have increasingly become important environmental and social considerations in kraft mill operation. Kraft pulp mills produce on average about 100 kg of solid waste (dry) per ton of pulp produced. The most significant types of mill waste are sludge from wastewater treatment, ash from biomass combustion and dregs, grits and lime mud from the causticizing plant. Almost half of the mill waste is currently disposed of on landfills, which highlights the need and potential for waste recycling and utilization.

Learn about various waste utilization methods currently applied by pulp and paper mills during this presentation.


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