Ask the Expert on Lime Sludge Kilns with Peter Gorog and Chris Macey

Ask the Expert on Lime Sludge Kilns with Peter Gorog and Chris Macey

TAPPI Connect Discussion Thread
Friday, May 14, 2021 to Friday, May 14, 2021

A TAPPI Connect Open Forum Event.

Get Answers to Questions About Lime Kiln Sludge at this live discussion "Ask the Expert" Event!

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Ask The Experts: Lime Kiln with Peter Gorog and Chris Macey
Friday, May 14th, 2021
10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Meet the Experts: Two of the authors of the new press release Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill Peter Gorog and Chris Macey.

During this two-hour session on TAPPI Connect, you’ll be able to participate live in a Q&A session with Gorog and Macey, about all things Lime Kiln.  Lime Kilns and Recausticizing, now available through TAPPI Press.

This live session will be a valuable resource for industry professionals seeking problem-solving resources!

During this live event, you can post your questions* on the Open Forum feed. Our experts will respond as quickly as possible. If they do not have an opportunity to respond to your question during the event, the question will be addressed within the next week. This live session will also be archived and accessible after the event.

To attend, all you need to do is Login at 10:00am (or any time before it ends at noon) on Friday, May 14th. 

More about the NEW Press Relase: 
Written for entry-level and operating engineers who are new to the industry, Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill serves as a training resource, and as an in-depth reference guide and refresher for more seasoned engineers in this area of the mill that is often overlooked in most textbooks.

This new resource reviews the entire kraft chemical recovery cycle, as well as lime kiln chemistry, and includes 11 chapters dedicated to all areas of the kiln, both process and mechanical.

It covers:

  • Recausticizing chemistry
  • Green liquor scale formation
  • Recausticizing equipment
  • Recausticizing process control

Editors Peter W. Hart, TAPPI Fellow, director – Fiber Science, WestRock; Glenn M. Hanson III, TAPPI Fellow, technical sales support- NCA, Metso Outotec; and Richard P. Manning, technical consultant worked together to provide a solid theoretical foundation, intermixed with practical operating experiences and troubleshooting guides. 

“As more seasoned engineers retire, they take with them the knowledge about overlooked areas like the lime kiln,” said Hart. “Our intent is to help fill the gap for new engineers, providing them good operating practices and a solid understanding of the theories that back them up.”

Take advantage of the TAPPI Press Spring Savings Event and save 25% on your purchase of Lime Kilns and Recausticizing and all other TAPPI Press publications during the month of April. Simply enter promo code APRIL25 at checkout.

No Cost! Just log in to TAPPI Connect to participate.

Peter Gorog

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Current position: Managing Member
Houghton Cascade Holdings, LLC
Lynden, WA

Education: PhD, Metallurgical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Thesis: “Heat Transfer in Direct Fired Rotary Kilns”
MS, Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University,Thesis: “On the Characterization of Bubbles from Submerged Orifices in Liquid Metals”
BS, Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University  

Work Experience: 10 years with Houghton Cascade providing technical support for lime kilns. 25 years with Weyerhaeuser providing internal technical support for chemical recovery.

Holds 4 patents on materials and design of refractory linings for black liquor gasification.

Hobbies: Enjoys playing banjo and bike riding.

Chris Macey

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Current Position: Market Manager – Lime and Cement 
Resco Products, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

Education:  BS in Chemistry, John Carroll University (Cleveland, Ohio)

Work Experience:  3 years in the lime industry, 44 years in the refractory industry

Holds 3 patents in refractory compositions

Married, 2 Children

Hobbies: Running, Classical Music, Railfanning

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