Workshops

October 30 - November 2, 2022 | Rhode Island Convention Center | Providence, RI

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Workshops

Sunday, October 30, 2022

(Separate registration fees required.)


 
Bleach Plant Operations Workshop

7:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Washington Room at the Omni Hotel

Lead Instructor:

Brian Brogdon
Brian N. Brogdon
Future Bridge Consulting Services, LLC

This highly regarded and informative workshop is designed for bleach plant operators and engineers, environmental engineers, and research, technical sales, and service personnel from paper companies, chemical suppliers and equipment suppliers. Participants will leave with a broad understanding of pulp bleaching technology and its implications for pulp quality control and environmental impacts.

Bleach Plant Operations was last presented two years ago to rave reviews. This year’s program includes discussions of operation parameters, process optimization, and newly available technologies and equipment designs. Industry experts from consulting, chemical suppliers and equipment manufacturers will lead discussions about best practices and cutting-edge technologies of bleach plant operations.

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


Brownstock Washing Workshop

8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Newport Room at the Omni Hotel

Lead Instructor:

Robert Wilson

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

This one-day pre-conference workshop provides basic operating and design principles associated with brownstock 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 brownstock washing calculations designed to characterize washer performance and to document improvement.