Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course

Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course

Peachtree Corners - Metro Atlanta - GA
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

This introductory course will help students expand their overall understanding of kraft pulp mill operations, broaden their awareness of how one part of the process affects other operations, demonstrate the effect of processes on kraft pulp quality, and gain confidence for effective interaction among process engineers and operators as well as learn to troubleshoot product quality problems and interact more knowledgeably with experienced engineers and operators.

August 8-9, 2017

This course delivers an in-depth review of the kraft pulping and bleaching process that will result in a better understanding of the entire process.  You'll learn how one part of the pulp mill effects other areas in papermaking and "why things happen."

Instructor, Dr. Michael Kocurek, shares his collection of more than 800 visuals during the Course Schedule, which you'll have for review later at the mill. 

IKPBC content pie chartThis is the most comprehensive introductory level (70%) and intermediate level (30%) course on Kraft Pulping and Bleaching taught in a two day format in the industry!

While this course does not include advanced training in equipment design, operations, maintenance, or process control, this course will lay a strong foundation for these activities, as well as for mill-specific advanced assignments, such as optimization and troubleshooting

Learning Objectives
Kraft Pulping and Processing

  • Become familiar with pulping and bleaching terminology
  • Increase knowledge of the most common pulp properties/tests
  • Understand wood fiber and wood and chip preparation
  • Learn the major types of equipment (Batch & Continuous Digesters) used in kraft pulping
  • Gain an overview perspective of the primary operations and reactions that occur in the digesters between wood and pulping chemicals
  • List several major pulping variables and gain an overview of major kraft pulping trends
  • Understand pulp processing (washing, screening, cleaning) and by-product recovery basics

Bleaching

  • Increase understanding of the bleaching sequences, variables, and bleaching reactions

Environmental

  • Build greater awareness of pulp mill environmental challenges

Pre-Course Survey
In order to build the best foundation for more advanced topics that are most important to you, Dr. Kocurek conducts a pre-course survey to determine:

  • What are your specific learning objectives and what would you like to take away?
  • What is a specific technology related “hot topic” for your mill or company?
  • What process related troubleshooting topic would you like to see discussed as a basic level case study?

Your answers will contribute to some customization, within the scope and available time, to increase the value of the course.

Who Should Attend
The TAPPI Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching course is ideal for anyone new to the kraft pulping process, particularly process engineers and operators.

For new employees and those moving to new positions... 
The overall objective is to educate and train these employees more rapidly, and prepare them for more advanced topics.

For more experienced people...
This course fills gaps in technical knowledge.

Take Note!

  • The early-bird registration discount ends July 10, 2017.
  • Registration will sell out to the first 25 participants to encourage better student/instructor interaction.

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Earn CEUs!

IACET LogoTAPPI awards 1.3 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for completion of this course.

TAPPI's Professional Development department has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, TAPPI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, TAPPI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry, especially process engineers and operators. For those with more experience, this course helps fill gaps in technical knowledge.

This course is ideal for anyone new to the kraft pulping process, particularly process engineers and operators.

PROPOSED COURSE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, August 8
8:00 - 8:30

Course Overview and Learning Objectives
Introductions

8:30 - 9:30
Wood and Fiber Raw Materials

  • Hardwoods and Softwoods
  • Wood Properties
  • Fiber Properties

9:30 - 10:30
Preparation of Wood & Chips for Pulping

  • Debarking
  • Chipping
  • Screening
  • Storage and Recovery
  • Chip Quality

10:30 - 12:00
Preparation of White Liquor

  • Chemical Terminology
  • Chemical Tests
  • Chemical Recovery Cycle

12:00 - 12:45      LUNCH

12:45 - 1:30
Overview of Kraft Pulping

  • Terminology
  • Pulp Properties and Tests

1:30 - 2:30
Kraft Digesters and Technology

  • Batch
  • Continuous

2:30 - 3:30
Kraft Pulping Chemical Reactions

  • Delignification
  • Cellulose
  • Hemicelluloses
  • Extractives

3:30 - 4:30
Kraft Pulping Variables and Effects on Properties

  • AA, EA
  • H Factor
  • Pulp Quality for Different Grades

4:30 - 5:15
Trends in Kraft Pulping

  • Displacement Cooking
  • MCC Cooking
  • Lo-Solids
  • Isothermal
  • AQ
  • Polysulfide

5:15   Adjournment

Note: For participants who desire additional depth and/or introductory review, Professor Kocurek will be available until 6:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 9

7:45 - 8:00
Q&A and Discussion of Day One Topics

8:00 - 8:30
Pulp Processing Overview

  • Oxygen Delignification
  • Fiberizing
  • Washing
  • Screening and Cleaning  

8:30 - 9:30
Brown Stock Washing

  • Displacement
  • Diffusion
  • Equipment
  • Washing Variables

9:30 - 10:30
Screening & Cleaning

10:30 - 11:30
Overview of Bleaching

  • Sequences
  • History
  • ECF and TCF

11:30 - 12:00
Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching

  • Equipment
  • Variables
  • Reactions

12:00 - 12:45      LUNCH

12:45 - 1:30
Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching (Continued)

  • Equipment
  • Variables
  • Reactions

1:30 - 2:00
Caustic Extraction

  • E, EO, EP
  • Variables

2:00 - 3:00
Oxygen Delignification

  • Equipment
  • Variables
  • Reactions

3:00 - 3:15
Other Bleaching Sequences and Trends in Bleaching

  • Ozone
  • Enzymatic
  • Other

3:15 - 3:45
Pulp Mill Environmental Review

3:45 - 4:30
Pulp Mill Biorefinery

4:30  Adjournment

Note:  For participants with later departures, Professor Kocurek will be available for further Q&A and discussion.



Introductory  Level Content (70%)
This course offers introductory-level content that includes:

  1. Equipment  & Terminology
  2. All major Pulp Mill Fiber Line Processes
  3. Pulp Quality Properties & Tests
  4. Effects of Processes on Product Quality
  5. Effect of one part of the pulp mill on other parts

Intermediate Level  Content (30%)
This curriculum covers various process variables, the “why things happen,” and will provide a foundation for the advanced-level topics below.
 
Advanced Level  Content (0%) 
This course does not cover training topics, such as equipment design, operations in depth, maintenance, process control, or mill-specific topics, such as optimization and troubleshooting.

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry, especially process engineers and operators. For those with more experience, this course helps fill gaps in technical knowledge.

Dr. Michael Kocurek shares more than 40 years experience.


Dr. Michael Kocurek
Dr. Kocurek at PlantDr. Kocurek is one of the most recognized and preeminent pulp and paper technology educators in the pulp and paper industry.  He has taught this and other pulp and paper courses for more than 47 years to students, and many thousands of industry personnel, including technical, non-technical, and mill operators.  His instruction has been leveraged for TAPPI, other organizations, and at more than 200 pulp and paper mills.  He most effectively delivers a combination of technical and practical mill process technology knowledge to those who have benefitted from his courses. 

Dr. Kocurek has taught this course, the Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching, for years utilizing more than 40 years of experience.  He also continues as the sole instructor in the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology course, which he has taught since 1974.  The TAPPI Kraft Pulping and Bleaching course is an expanded, enhanced version of the kraft mill operations material.

"This is the kind of course that offers a view of the entire puzzle, so to speak, rather than a detailed focus on one or two operations.  There are few if any other courses that combine this field of focus into one," says Kocurek.  “This is an ideal course for anyone who wants to better understand kraft pulping and bleaching operations and processes, pulp grades and products, and what they can do to enhance their own job performance.”

 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry, especially process engineers and operators. For those with more experience, this course helps fill gaps in technical knowledge.

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Cancellation Policy
If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI's Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable at  +1.770.209.7206) by July 10, 2017.

Please note, a 50% refund will be issued for all written cancellations made after July 10, 2017, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the conference, August 3, 2017.  Understandably, after August 3, 2017, no refunds can be issued.  Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund Summary
100% - Cancellation received by July 10, 2017.
50% -  Cancellations received after July 10, 2017 and no later than August 3, 2017.
NO REFUND- Cancellations received after August 3, 2017.

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry, especially process engineers and operators. For those with more experience, this course helps fill gaps in technical knowledge.

Course Dates:
August 8-9, 2017

Training Venue:
TAPPI Headquarters - Training Room
15 Technology Parkway South, Suite 115
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Hotels Near TAPPI:

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree
5600 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092

Reservations
By Phone: (Be sure to mention the TAPPI rate.)
Property Direct: 770-416-7655 
Property Toll Free Direct:   800-233-1234

TAPPI Corporate Rate: $119/night
Includes: Complimentary internet, breakfast and shuttle bus to TAPPI

Check-In: 3:00pm     Check-Out: 12:00pm
Amenities Include: Business Center, ATM, Restaurant and Lounge, Coin Laundry, Gift Shop, Local Transportation, Multi-Lingual Staff, In-Room Safe, In-Room Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Ironing Board, Room Service, Fitness Room.

Directions to the Hyatt Place Hotel

TRAVELING NORTH ON I-85 (from airport)
Take I-85 North to I-285 West
Exit 31-B  from I-285 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard North)
Follow Peachtree Ind. Blvd. for 5 miles
Take LEFT fork in highway toward Peachtree Parkway/141 North
Hyatt Place is 1.5 miles on your right

MARTA  - FROM AIRPORT
Take the Gold Line from the Atlanta Airport all the way to the Doraville stop, last stop on the gold line.
Call the Hyatt Place front desk (770-416-7655) to arrange a hotel shuttle pick-up from the Doraville Station.


Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Norcross, GA 30092

Reservations
By Phone: (Be sure to mention the TAPPI rate.)
Property Direct: +1-770-447-4747 - Press 2
Property Toll Free Direct: 1-800-678-4120
No TAPPI rate.  Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.

Check-In: 3:00pm   Check-Out: 12:00pm
Amenities Include: Business Center, ATM, Restaurant and Lounge, Coin Laundry, Gift Shop, Local Transportation, Multi-Lingual Staff, In-Room Safe, In-Room Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Ironing Board, Room Service, Fitness Room, and Pool .

Directions to the Hilton Hotel

TRAVELING NORTH ON I-85 (from airport)
Take I-85 North to I-285 West
Exit 31-B  from I-285 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard North)
Follow Peachtree Ind. Blvd. for 5 miles
Take RIGHT fork in highway toward Peachtree Ind. Blvd North
At second traffic light (Peachtree Corners E), make a U-turn
Hilton is on your right side

TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-85
Exit  I-85 at Jimmy Carter Blvd (exit 99)
Turn Right off of exit
Continue to Peachtree Ind. Blvd and turn right
At second traffic light (Peachtree Corners E), make a U-turn
Hilton is on your right side

TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-75
Follow I-75 and take I-285 EAST
Take Exit 31-B from I-285 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard North)
Follow Peachtree Ind. Blvd. for 5 miles
Take RIGHT fork in highway toward Peachtree Ind. Blvd North
At second traffic light (Peachtree Corners E), make a U-turn
Hilton is on your right side

MARTA  - FROM AIRPORT
Take the Gold Line from the Atlanta Airport all the way to the Doraville stop, last stop on the gold line.
Call the Hilton front desk (678-533-3333) to arrange a hotel shuttle pick-up from the Doraville Station.


Atlanta Marriott Norcross
475 Technology Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092

Reservations
Property Direct: 770-263-8558
Property Toll Free Direct:   800-228-9290
No TAPPI rate.  Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.

Check-In:  3:00pm   Check-Out:  12:00pm
Hotel Provides: Complimentary shuttle bus within 5 miles of hotel (including pickup at Doraville MARTA Station)
Amenities Include
: Business Center, ATM, Restaurant and Lounge, Coin Laundry, Gift Shop, Local Transportation, Multi-Lingual Staff, In-Room Safe, In-Room Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Ironing Board, Room Service, Fitness Room, and Pool

Directions to the Marriott Hotel

TRAVELING NORTH ON I-85 (from airport)
Take I-85 North to I-285 West
Exit 31-B  from I-285 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard North)
Follow Peachtree Ind. Blvd. for 5 miles
Take LEFT fork in highway toward Hwy 141, Cumming
At third traffic light turn right on Technology Parkway
Entrance to Marriott Hotel is on the left

TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-85
Exit  I-85 at Jimmy Carter Blvd (exit 99)
Turn Right off of exit
Continue to Peachtree Ind. Blvd and turn right
At next traffic light, turn left onto Holcomb Bridge Rd
Turn right at next traffic light onto GA-141 N/Peachtree Pkwy
At second traffic light turn right on Technology Parkway
Entrance to Marriott Hotel is on the left

TRAVELING SOUTH ON I-75
Follow I-75 and take I-285 EAST
Take Exit 31-B from I-285 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard North)
Follow Peachtree Ind. Blvd. for 5 miles
Take LEFT fork in highway toward Hwy 141, Cumming
At third traffic light turn right on Technology Parkway 
Entrance to Marriott Hotel is on the left

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TAXI SERVICE
Cabs from the Atlanta airport cost roughly $65 to $75 one way the trip is 45 
minutes to an hour.


avis 2CAR RENTAL
Rental cars are available at the Atlanta airport. 
Parking at the Hilton is complimentary. 
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Avis offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. To reserve your car, call 1-800-831-8000 and refer to the code AWD: #U226600. 

 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry, especially process engineers and operators. For those with more experience, this course helps fill gaps in technical knowledge.

Order publications as you register to save on shipping.

Discounted with Your Course Registration
Build your skills and expertise with these TAPPI PRESS publications, which are discounted exclusively with your registration for this course.  Select your books at the same time that you complete your online registration to take advantage of this offer.

Kraft Recovery Boilers
By Adams, T.N., Frederick, W.J., Grace, T.M., Hupa, M., Lisa, K., Jones, A.K., Tran, H.

0102B064 Kraft Recovery BoilersThis comprehensive textbook covers recovery boilers in great depth and pulls together information on combustion, safety, emissions, plugging, and corrosion. The book also covers fundamental chemical and mechanical engineering principles that bear directly on black liquor and recovery boilers. It contains information about typical values and the normal range of important variables, plus many example calculations, data tables, and charts of relevant material properties or constants and conversion factors. Written by a team of industry experts, the text includes a great deal of practical information such as simple tests to pinpoint problems, important observations to help understand issues for particular operations, and "rules-of-thumb" that are generally used in the industry. This text was written as a project of AF&PA and published by TAPPI PRESS. 1997. 380 pages, hard cover.

Product Code: 0102B064
Member Price:  $93
List Price: $140
Course Registration Price: $89

Pulp Bleaching: Principals and Practice
By Carlton W. Dence and Douglas W. Reeve

0102B061 Pulp BleachingThis text covers fundamentals and processes from chemical composition of pulp to technology, production, and the environmental impact of bleaching. Designed as a textbook and reference book, Pulp Bleaching: Principles and Practice explains what bleaching is, why pulp is bleached, and how bleaching is done. The book also features discussions on several "hot topics" in pulp bleaching, including elemental chlorine free bleaching, totally chlorine free bleaching, enzyme assisted bleaching, and bleaching of recycled fiber. In addition, the book is key word indexed and each chapter contains extensive references. 1996. 880 pages, hard cover.

Product Code: 0102B061
Member Price:  $124
List Price: $186
Course Registration Price: $120

The Bleaching of Pulp, Fifth Edition
By Alan W. Rudie, Ph.D., and Peter W. Hart, Ph.D.

0101R331 Bleaching of PulpPrevious editions of The Bleaching of Pulp have provided comprehensive information on the technology used to bleach wood pulps. The 5th edition will continue this tradition as the premiere industry text on bleaching technologies but will be more focused on the modern industrial processes with less emphasis on fundamental science. New or more comprehensive sections are included on elemental chlorine free bleaching, enzymes, acid treatments for hexeneuronic acids, control of mineral scale and multi-stage modeling as used to optimize bleaching among multiple stages.

Product Code: 0101R331
Member Price:  $155
List Price: $232
Course Registration Price: $140

Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process
By Jeff Empie

0101R327 Fundamentals of Kraft RecoveryThis book details the chemical engineering fundamentals of the kraft recovery process, including mass and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, phase separations, heat and mass transport phenomena, and reaction kinetics. Each kraft recovery unit operations, including multiple effect evaporation, recovery boiler operations, green liquor processing, causticizing, and white liquor processing is discussed in detail.

Sample problems are posed and detailed solutions are presented. Additional instructive process problems are included at the end of each chapter for analysis and solution by the reader. This book is ideal for senior or graduate level courses for pulp and paper, chemical, and mechanical engineers, as well as a valuable reference resource for practicing pulp mill engineers who want to better understand the kraft recovery process they operate each day.

Product Code: 0101R327
Member Price: $171
List Price: $237
Course Registration Price: $160


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Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry, especially process engineers and operators. For those with more experience, this course helps fill gaps in technical knowledge.

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