November 5 - 8, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

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(Separate registration fees required.)


Bleach Plant Operations Workshop

7:30am - 4:00pm

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.

Sunday, November 5, 2023

(Separate registration fees required.)


Brownstock Washing Workshop

8:00am - 4:00pm

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.

Wednesday November 8, 2023

(Separate registration fees required.)

** Participants will need to bring in their own Laptops and we will license our software a week earlier.


On-line Digital Twin Technology for Your Mill-Have Your DCS Communicate With a Live Simulation Model Workshop

12pm - 4pm 



Ms. Renee Roesel
Simulation, Team Lead

Mr. Tanaji Mali
Global Software Product Manager, IDEAS


A Digital Twin runs in parallel with your operations, continuously calculating key process parameters, which sometimes cannot be measured or are difficult to measure by traditional instrumentation. The Digital Twin, combined with live plant data as an input, provides many real-world benefits, including virtual transmitters, anomaly detection, optimal targets, and what-if scenarios. Our Digital Twin product manager will demonstrate to the participants how a simulation model could be further leveraged into an “On-Line Digital Twin” by connecting it to a live plant DCS and solving the current state of the plant using live plant inputs. The solution generates highly relevant information such as Key Performance Indicators (Production, Capacity Utilization, etc), Virtual Transmitters and also guides operations by predicting the future performance of the plant.