Treatment of waste from pulp industry


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Treatment of waste from pulp industry

  2. 2. PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY• Use wood ad raw material to produce paper, pulp, board and other cellulose based products.• Baggase, hemp, straw are also used• Composition of the pollutants in the effluent depends on the raw material used.
  3. 3. EFFLUENTS• Waste water- 60 m³/ tonne of paper produced• Contain solids and dissolved matter.• Potentially very polluting• COD as high as 11000mg/l
  4. 4. SOURCE EFFLUENT CHARACTERISTICSWater used in wood handling/ Solids, BOD, colourdebarkingChip digestor and liquid evaporator Concentrated BOD, can containconcentrate reduced sulphur“white waters” from pulp Suspended solids, can havescreening, thickening and cleaning significant BODBleach plant washer filtrates BOD, color, chlorinated organic compoundsPaper machine water flows Solids, often precipitated for reuseFiber and liquor spills Solids, BOD, color
  6. 6. SCREENING• Screens- to remove course, bulky and fibrous components from effluents• Grid chambers and settling tanks are used• Efficiency of screening depends on the spacing between screen bars - fine screening, spacing < 10mm -mediun screening, spacing 10-40mm - coarse screening, spacing > 40mm
  7. 7. SEDIMENTATION• Using gravity to remove suspended solids from water• Removal of suspended particles by sedimentation depends on size and specific gravity of the particles.• Sedimentation tanks are used• Settled sludge is removed• High efficiency is achieved in the subsequent treatment processes.
  8. 8. BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT• Degrade pollutants dissolved in effluents by the action of microorganisms.• Pollutants are used as nutrients• Microorganisms use these pollutants to live and reproduce.
  9. 9. ANAEROBIC TENCHNOLOGY• Effluents originating from recycle paper mills• Effluents from mechanical pulping (peroxide bleached), semi-chemical pulping, sulphite and kraft evaporator concentrates• Bacterial hydrolysis of input materials to break down insoluble organic polymers
  10. 10. • 4 stages:1. Hydrolysis2. Acidogenesis( acidogenic bacteria)3. Acetogenesis( acetogenic bacteria)4. Methanogenesis (methanogens)
  12. 12. AEROBIC DIGESTION• Bacteria, fungi, protozoa, rotifiers and other microbes• Oxygen is supplied to the effluent in the form of air by special aeration equipment• Complete biological treatment of paper mill effluents
  13. 13. TERTIARY TREATMENT• To remove specific waste water constituents that cannot be removed by secondary treatment• Nitrogen, phosphorous, additional suspended solids, refractory organics or dissolved solids• It involves- ozone treatment, membrane filtration techniques.
  14. 14. OZONATION• Ozone has the ability to remove solids from waste water by oxidation• A foam develops when waster water is ozonated• This foam traps a significant amount of solids and nutrient material such as phosphates and nitrates
  15. 15. ADVANTAGES• Eliminates odors• Removes color, phenolics and cyanides• Reduces turbidity and surfactants• Increases dissolved oxygen• No significant toxic side products
  16. 16. DISADVANTAGES• High captial cost• High electronic consumption• Highly corroscive
  17. 17. MEMBRANE FILTRATION• Microfiltration• Ultrafiltration• Nanofiltration• Reverse osmosis
  18. 18. USE OF ENZYMES• For Lignin degradation• ligninase, cellulase, peroxidase• Peroxidase- color removal in bleaching effluents