Are you wasting your waste?
Mill and industrial wastes are costly to handle, transport, and dispose of. In a pulp or paper mill, waste is particularly prevalent in the processing of recycled fibers. Plastics, textile, wood, iron, wires, inks, and other small contaminants are a common part of the incoming raw materials (recycled papers and boards) – and these materials are separated from the recoverable fibers used in papermaking. Another waste component is the sludge (residue from deinking processes, raw water, process water and biological water treatment). In pulp and virgin fiber mills, there is relatively clean biomass available in the form of bark, pins, and wood residuals.
Creating value through recycling
Waste-to-value processes enhance your mill's profitability by recycling the mill waste products. Such processes are the source of renewable energy (gas and oil) and valuable by-products, such as aluminum and bio-char. Modular system designs with scalable sizes can be adapted to the waste streams. Furthermore, ANDRITZ supplies innovative technologies, processes, and equipment for the conversion of waste into valuable fuels. These systems include equipment for sludge and reject handling, drying, pelleting, and combustion – contributing towards recovering resources and closing the recycling loop.