Mark your Calendars for the 2017 PEERS Conference, Nov 5-8, 2017

Mark your Calendars for the 2017 PEERS Conference, Nov 5-8, 2017

Make plans to attend the TAPPI PEERS ConferenceNovember 5—8 in Norfolk, VA.  For 2017, PEERS will be co-located with the International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference, creating a value-added opportunity for you to expand your learning, networking and resources by attending both conferences.

Four PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP opportunities will be available:  

Bleach Plant Operations Workshop

8:00am - 4:00pm (separate registration fees required)

Gain a comprehensive understanding of modern pulp bleaching technology. This year’s offering will be an updated version of 2015’s workshop, which received favorable reviews from all of the mill and supplier representatives who participated. The program will include detailed discussions of bleach plant equipment and design.  The workshop is designed for bleach plant operators and engineers, paper company environmental engineers, and research, technical sales, and service personnel from paper companies, chemical suppliers and equipment suppliers. Participants will come away with a broad understanding of pulp bleaching technology and its implications for pulp properties and environmental management.

 

Brown Stock Washing Workshop

8:00am - 4:00pm (separate registration fees required)

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

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

 

Best Practices for Small Projects Workshop

8:00am - 12:00pm (separate registration fees required)

Hosted by Independent Project Analysis Inc. (IPA) 

Instructor:  To be announced

Complete workshop description to be announced.

     

 Recaust Lime Kiln Workshop

10:00am – 3:00pm (separate registration fees required)

Instructor:  To be announced

Complete workshop description to be announced.

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