Kraft Recovery Operations Course

St. Petersburg, Florida
Monday, January 13, 2020 to Thursday, January 16, 2020

One of TAPPI's highest rated, longest running events! You'll learn ways to improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact. This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel.

January 13-16, 2020

The TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Course is a comprehensive review of the important recovery operations in kraft pulp mills with the objective of helping improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact.

You will learn the chemistry, physics and engineering principles related to kraft recovery.

This successful balanced curriculum has been continually peer-reviewed, updated and delivered effectively for 35 years!

The Kraft Recovery Faculty of internationally recognized experts will provide practical day-to-day information through presentations, Q&A sessions, homework, team-based training exercises and networking.

Join Your Peers to Learn
This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including:

  • Engineers and superintendents working in the kraft recovery area
  • Senior pulp mill operators
  • Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course
  • Process engineers
  • Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies
  • Graduate students

Diverse Representation
More than 50 different companies were represented at the 2019 Kraft Recovery Course with attendees from 12 countries and 16 states in the U.S.

COURSE CONTENT
This training covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Energy and process optimization
  • Impact of non-process elements on recovery operations
  • Minimizing chemical losses
  • Recausticizing and Lime Kilns
  • Black Liquor Evaporation
  • Recovery Boilers
  • Recovery Maintenance & Management
  • Tall Oil Soap Recovery
  • Electrostatic Precipitators - Principals and Optimization

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the kraft recovery process
  • Describe the black liquor evaporator operation and list ways to improve it
  • Identify causes and solutions for recausticizing problems
  • Describe lime returning principles and devise a means to improve kiln performance
  • Identify causes and solutions for recovery boiler problems
  • List the main causes of corrosion in recovery boilers and ways to minimize them

INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION

Kraft Recovery BoilersYou will receive a copy of the TAPPI PRESS publication titled, Kraft Recovery Boilers, 3rd Edition, as a benefit of your attendance at this training event (a $244 value).  It is sponsored by the Recovery Boiler Program R&D Subcommittee of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and published by TAPPI Press. 

Kraft Recovery Boilers is co-authored by eight experts, who have been instructors of the Kraft Recovery Course. It contains 16 chapters, covering various aspects of recovery boiler technology, from chemical principles to black liquor properties, sprays and combustion/char bed characteristics. It also covers a wide range of operating issues including fouling and plugging, sootblowing, corrosion and cracking, particulate and gas emissions, safety, equipment design and control principles, and material and energy balances. It is an excellent book for the course participants to have, not only to follow the lectures during the course, but also to use as a good reference source in their work after the course.  

Pre-Course Survey
Unlike many presentations you've attended, this course offers a pre-course survey where you get the opportunity to request topics of interest to you.  Content and discussion time is added to accommodate this unique option to personalize the training. In short, you'll get answers to your specific questions! 

Earn 2.6 CEUs
TAPPI is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). TAPPI complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, TAPPI is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

TAPPI will issue 2.6 CEUs to participants who attend at least 80 percent of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.

BENEFITS OF TAPPI MEMBERSHIP
TAPPI Members receive discounts on training events, TAPPI Bookstore publications and many other opportunities.

Not a member yet? Join TAPPI!  

TAPPI Company Classroom
The content for this course can be tailored specifically to your company's needs and delivered to your location as part of TAPPI's Company Classroom education.  Our instructors can assess your training requirements and  then create a curriculum ranging from entry-level training to highly niche topics.  Contact us by email to learn more.

TAPPI and BLRBAC
A TAPPI partner, the Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee (BLRBAC), is planning its fall and spring meetings.  Learn more and register at the BLRBAC website.

Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

This Course in Europe

TAPPI's highly regarded Kraft Recovery Operations Course
will be offered for the first time in Europe through a partnership with Tecnicelpa in Portugal.  Two 2.5-day sessions will be delivered Nov 11-13 or Nov 13-15.  Learn more.

Learn from an internationally known panel of experts in kraft recovery.

HONGHI TRAN, Course Chair, obtained his B.Sc. and M.Eng. in Ceramic Engineering from Shizuoka University in Japan, and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto (U of T), Canada in 1982. Honghi has been with the U of T since 1987, and is presently a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, the Frank Dottori Chair in Pulp and Paper Engineering, and the Director of the Pulp & Paper Centre.

Honghi established and directed consecutively 10 large industrial research consortia, focusing on issues related to fouling and corrosion in recovery boilers, causticizing plant chemistry, lime kiln chemistry, sodium and sulfur balances, non-process elements, borate autocausticizing, and recently, on biosludge dewatering and drying characteristics, and combustion and ash related problems in biomass boilers. Honghi was the conference chair of the 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference (ICRC) and has chaired the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Course since 2006. Honghi has supervised or co-supervised more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; authored or co-authored more than 290 refereed papers and holds eight patents.

He was named a TAPPI Fellow in 2000, PAPTAC fellow in 2015, and Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow in 2016. He was the recipient of several prestigious TAPPI awards, including the 2006 Engineering Beloit Award and the 2007 Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal. He served as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science and Technology for Forest Products and Processes (J-FOR) from 2011 to 2014. He was awarded the 2013 John S. Bates Gold Medal from PAPTAC, and the 2014 ICRC Lifetime Achievements and Contributions Award. Honghi was inducted to the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in 2017. He is a registered professional engineer of Ontario.

ROBERT (BOB) D. BARTHOLOMEW (B.S., Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, U.S.A.) is a registered professional engineer who joined Sheppard T. Powell Associates LLC in 1986 as a senior engineer and is now an associate with the firm. He has provided consulting services in the areas of steam/water cycle chemistry, equipment inspections, chemical cleanings, makeup water treatment, cooling water treatment, and evaluations of deposition and damage in boilers, condensers, and turbines for the power, cogeneration, pulp and paper, steel, sugar, and other industries. Bob also has provided seminars for power and pulp & paper industry clients. He is currently active in the ASME Research and Technology Committee for Water & Steam in Thermal Systems and has served as an instructor for the TAPPI Recovery Boiler Water Treatment Course since 2002. He has authored or coauthored more than 30 technical publications. At the 2009 International Water Conference, Bob received the Paul Cohen award for his 2008 presentation "An Introduction to Boiler Water Alkalinity Limits for Industrial Boilers."

JIM BREWSTER recently retired from J. D. Irving, Limited in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, where he served as a Senior Project Advisor to the Pulp & Paper Division for a major continuous digester project. After earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Portland State University and completing Minors in both Economics and Accounting, Jim has spent more than 40 years in the kraft pulp industry. Throughout his career, Jim  worked as a shift supervisor for both pulping and recovery operations, a pulp mill superintendent; a project manager for a major kraft mill rebuild; a mill energy manager; a project manager for the construction of a new recovery boiler. He also served assistant plant manager of Engineering, Process Engineering, Capital Projects and Environment. After 20 years at the Georgia-Pacific Pulp & Paper facility in Camas, WA, Jim moved to eastern Canada to join the Irving Pulp & Paper Mill. He spent his first eight years there as production manager, and in 2001, assumed the role of mill manager, the position that he held until March 2014. During his tenure as mill manger, Jim has managed the company’s $400 million investment in a total plant rebuild and environmental improvement projects. Irving Pulp & Paper is now the only mill in North America to meet all current wastewater discharge guidelines without primary or secondary effluent treatment. As a result of these accomplishments, the company earned the Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment (CCME) Award for pollution prevention, and was more recently awarded a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) 2005 Synergy Award for Innovation, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick (Saint John). Jim has been an instructor of the Kraft Recovery Course since 2006.

NIKOLAI DE MARTINI joined the University of Toronto (U of T) as an Assistant Professor in July 2017 where he conducts research relevant to chemical recovery and renewable energy. Prior to joining U of T, he has worked as a senior researcher at both Åbo Akademi University with Professor Mikko Hupa and at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) at Georgia Tech. He received his BSc from Oregon State University and his MSc and PhD from Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) in chemical engineering. In all of his positions, he has enjoyed working closely with the pulp and paper industry to apply a knowledge of process chemistry to solve industrial challenges. At IPST his research was focused on scaling in black liquor evaporators and he has worked directly with mills on controlling mill chemistry to minimize evaporator fouling. At ÅAU he worked with the chemistry of black liquor combustion among other topics. He is currently working with William J. Frederick, Jr on a new book on Black Liquor Evaporation. In addition to his work in chemical engineering he is has been active in rowing and coaching rowing for the past 20 years.

DOUG FORAN is a chemical engineering graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and earned a Master of Engineering degree from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. Doug has worked in the pulp and paper industry for 46 years. For the past 40 years, he has worked in Savannah Georgia, initially for Union Camp Corporation and now is with Kraton Chemical, LLC. For the past 30 years, he has worked as a recovery engineer. In this capacity he works with the contract suppliers of soap, tall oil and turpentine to help them improve their yield from the softwood pulped. He has consulted on soap and turpentine recovery in mills from Siberia to South America, but primarily in the southeastern United States. Over the past 10 years, the mills that Doug has supported have increased tall oil recovery by about 55,000 tons / year, about 1,000,000 gallons / year of turpentine and supported additional pulp production of about 26,000 tons/year. Doug is past chairman of the Alkaline Pulping Committee for TAPPI and a recipient of the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award for the Pulping Division. He has authored several papers on by-products recovery issues in Pulp and Paper, Naval Stores Review and TAPPI Journal. He authored the chapter on Tall Oil Soap Recovery in Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Third Edition, TAPPI Press, 1992.  He recently served as chair of the Pine Chemicals Association Soap, Turpentine and Tall Oil Recovery short course in 2019.

GLENN HANSON is currently a pyro sales support engineer for Metso Minerals Industries, as well as an assistant with NA Sales for Metso Kiln Flame Systems (KFS).  As such, Glenn provides aftermarket services on rotary equipment in pyro applications across North America.

He received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in 1986.

He has worked more than 25 years with a focus on lime recovery kiln systems in kraft pulp mills. Glenn has been involved in process design, presentations, sales, installation, training, start-up and troubleshooting on lime kiln systems worldwide. He is co-holder of a US Patent and continues R&D work on lime recovery kiln applications.

Glenn has developed and presented more than 80 Lime Recovery Kiln Process/Operations & Maintenance seminars.  He developed and now coordinates the annual TAPPI KilnCon Workshops and Seminars with TAPPI Local Sections across the U.S.

He has authored and/or co-authored numerous papers and presentations for TAPPI technical meetings and major conferences, including the International Chemical Recovery Conference.  Glenn returns in January for his 12th year on the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Course faculty.  As a 25+-year TAPPI member, he has served on various Local Section executive committees, is past chairman of Gulf Coast TAPPI and was a recipient of the 2017 TAPPI Paul Magnabosco Award.

Glenn is a dedicated and active fan of Wisconsin sports teams including the Green Bay Packers and is an NFL owner.

PETER HART is the director of Fiber Science and Technology for WestRock. He has been with the company for more than 25 years. Peter received a BS in Chemical Engineering and Pulp and Paper Technology and an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine. He received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. Peter started working for Westvaco at its pulping and bleaching research center in Charleston, SC. From there, he moved to the Westvaco mill in Wickliffe, KY as a production engineer in pulp, power and recovery. After assisting with the due diligence associated with the purchase of the Temple Inland mill in Evadale, TX, Peter moved to Texas as a technical assistant to the production manager. At the merger of Westvaco and Mead, he returned to research out of Chillicothe, OH. After several small group and senior individual contributor positions, Peter became the director of fiber science and technology for MWV, later to become WestRock. He currently serves as co-chair of the APPTI Next Generation Pulping Team and co-chair of the Black Liquor Concentration Team. He has been a TAPPI member for more than 35 years and has chaired the Brownstock Washing short course for more than 10 years. He has also presented in the Bleaching short course and won several technical awards from TAPPI.

MIKKO HUPA is a professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) in Turku, Finland. Mikko has supervised more than 40 PhD theses and authored or co-authored more than 300 journal papers and other publications in the areas of combustion chemistry, flue gas emission reduction, black liquor combustion and gasification, and fluidized bed combustion.

Mikko has a wide experience as an industrial consultant on issues of chemical aspects of combustion and energy processes. Mikko has been the President of the International Flame Research Foundation, IFRF, an international organization in the area of industrial combustion with 250 member organizations in almost 20 countries in the world. In the last three years, Mikko has served as president of his university, ÅAU. While very busy with this new role, Mikko still loves coming to the KROS Course in Florida in January. In addition to engineering science, Mikko likes to play racket sports and piano.

JOHN B. JOHNSON II received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute in 1978. He joined Goslin-Birmingham in 1981 as a field service engineer and eventually became the recausticizing product manager. Since then, he has also worked for Thermo Black Clawson, Kadant, Eimco, Dorr-Oliver Eimco, FLSmidth, Metso and now, Valmet. In all cases, his job focus was recausticizing.

Over the years, John has been involved in product development, including various types of disc filters used in causticizing plants. John has designed both sedimentation and filtration based recaust systems installed in kraft mills in North and South Americas and Asia, and participated in the installation, start-up and optimization of most of them. The experience has also allowed John to work with almost every type of equipment operating in the recaust plant, including some that are no longer actively marketed.

PAUL JOHNSON is a senior process engineer with Lundberg in Redmond, Washington. He earned BS degrees in Pulp and Paper Technology and in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. After working for Potlatch Corporation, he earned an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 1981, modeling full mill mass and energy balances. He was a guest researcher at STFI in Stockholm, Sweden, and also worked for Scott Paper.

In his 34 years with Lundberg, he managed a variety of pulp mill heat recovery, chemical recovery, and environmental projects, and presently concentrates on process evaluation and design, and project development. Areas of experience include blow heat and turpentine recovery, non-condensable gas collection and incineration, condensate segregation and stripping, liquor oxidation, waste gas incinerators, and gas scrubbing. He is a PE and TAPPI member, and has previously presented papers at TAPPI conferences and the Kraft Recovery Operations course.

ANDREW K. JONES is a Senior Engineering Fellow at International Paper (IP) where his primary responsibility is to foster the implementation on new process innovations.  Previously he was the recovery boiler SME, and in this role, he ensured safe and efficient operation of the approximately 40 recovery boilers currently operated by IP. He has been with IP since 1997.

Prior to this time he worked for ABB/Combustion Engineering leading their recovery boiler R&D efforts. He received his PhD from the Institute of Paper Chemistry in 1989 completing one of the earliest CFD models of the kraft recovery boiler and is a co-author of the “Kraft Recovery Boiler” textbook. Andy is active in TAPPI, having led the Engineering Division, and was the conference chair for the TAPPI PEERS conference. He was the winner of the TAPPI Engineering Leadership and Service Award in 2004. He was also the conference chair for the ICRC (International Chemical Recovery Conference) and remains active on the organizing committee for this conference.  Andy was named a TAPPI Fellow in 2016 and he received the Engineering Division Technical Award and Beloit Prize in 2018. He was also an accomplished runner holding several ultra-marathon world records including the 100-mile record of 12:05:43. He now competes in cycling time trial races and duathlons as his running legs are no longer as vibrant as they once were.

JARMO KAILA is general manager in North America for the Recovery and Power Division of Andritz located in Alpharetta, GA.  He has a M.Sc. degree from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.  Jarmo has a more than 30-year career in the industry, with positions related to various functions of the pulp mill recovery area. His specialty field has been black liquor evaporation and concentration, liquor byproducts separation and processing and the overall pulp mill chemical cycle. During his professional career he has worked for Tampella/Kvaerner (Valmet) and Andritz (Ahlstrom).

Jarmo is the author or co-author of several patents on black liquor evaporation technology and related fields. He has also authored numerous scientific articles and presentations on professional magazines and conventions. In addition to his professional interests, Jarmo is keenly interested, rides and occasionally competes in all modes of two-wheeled transportation; whether muscle or motor powered.

RICHARD MANNING recently retired, was co-founder and chief technical officer for KFS, a combustion equipment and design company based in High Wycombe, 25 miles from London, England. He continues to provide technical consultancy support.  Richard earned a BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Combustion Engineering both at the University of Leeds in England. He had a successful R&D career with BP (1980-95) with placements at their research engineering facilities in England and US, and their oil and chemicals operations in Scotland.

In 1996, Richard joined a combustion engineering company and rapidly rose to general manager for the UK operation by 1997. In 1999, he and his team successfully bought out the UK operation and rebranded the company as KFS.  Since then, the company has worked on more than 200 lime kilns in all continents of the world.  KFS were winners of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2014 which included a cocktail evening at Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. Areas of expertise are focused on the lime kilns, specifically related the primary combustion and safety systems, and generic kiln operation and optimization. Richard has been a TAPPI member for 15 years, a 10-year KROS presenter and has previously authored and co-authored papers at ICRC, TAPPI EPE/PEERS and Appita conferences as well as writing publications in technical journals.  Avid golfer, cyclist and more recently walking football (soccer) player, manager and referee, he is a lifelong supporter of his home town football team, Leeds United.

W.B.A. (SANDY) SHARP is an independent consultant specializing in solving corrosion and materials problems in pulp and paper mills. He earned a master's degrees in metallurgy and in corrosion from Cambridge and London Universities in the U.K., and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa. His four decades of materials engineering experience in the utility, pulp and paper and chemicals industries include 28 years leading corrosion control programs for Westvaco (later MWV and WestRock).

Sandy has published 62 technical papers in refereed journals. He developed for TAPPI and continues to teach a three-day short course on solving corrosion problems in pulp and paper mills. He has won TAPPI’s Joachim Leadership and Service Award and the Engineering Division Award.

Sandy was elected a TAPPI Fellow the first year he was eligible in 1989 and became the first NACE (Corrosion Engineers' Association) Fellow as well from the pulp and paper industry.  He is also a Fellow of the Materials Technology Institute. His most recent awards recognize him as author of the best corrosion papers at the 2012 and 2015 TAPPI PEERS conferences.

DANNY S. TANDRA is currently a VP at Clyde Bergemann, Inc based in Atlanta, GA, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto (U of T), Canada. He received his B.Eng from Universitas Surabaya in Indonesia, M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from U of T and MBA in Management of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the use of 9 - 14 bar medium steam pressure for sootblowing. He tested the concept at the Irving Pulp & Paper and fully implemented the knowledge at four pulp mills in North America to generate additional power from recovery boilers. Danny's work focuses on cost reduction and energy-efficient processes, recovery and power boiler thermodynamics, deposit formation and removal, and Intelligent SootBlowing strategies. He is an active member of AICHE and TAPPI. He chaired the TAPPI Energy, Recovery and Recaust Committee and is currently Vice-Chair of the TAPPI Engineering Division.

THANH TRUNG is currently the vice president of technology with FITNIR Analyzers Inc. He received his BSc. (honor) from the University of British Columbia, specializing in analytical chemistry and spectroscopy.  He joined the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada in 1993 as a senior research scientist and group leader in Sensing Development. His pioneering efforts in advanced vibrational spectroscopy, including Fourier-transform Near Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy have led to numerous US and international patents.  He has co-authored chapters in the Handbook of Applied Spectroscopy and co-editor of special additions of Journal of NIRS.  Thanh’s current focus is on the application of online measurements and control for pulp and paper operations.  He was the recipient of the Best Process Control paper for 2012, co-recipient of the Best Paper in Steam and Power for 2014, and the Best Paper at the ABTCP 2014.  He is an active member of TAPPI, PAPTAC, Applied Spectroscopy Society, and Near Infrared Society.

Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

Earn 2.6 CEUs for completing this course!

2020 Kraft Recovery Operations Course Schedule

Course Co-Sponsors:
The Steam & Power Committee of TAPPI's Engineering Division
The Alkaline Pulping Committee of TAPPI's Pulp Manufacture Division
MONDAY
8:00
Session 1  -  Introduction to the Course
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
8:20
KRAFT RECOVERY PROCESS
Jim Brewster, Irving Pulp & Paper, Saint John, NB
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

9:00
Session 2  - Recausticizing / Lime Reburning

RECAUSTICIZING PRINCIPLES
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

9:30
RECAUSTICIZING PRACTICE
John Johnson, Valmet, Atlanta, GA, USA

9:50
Morning Break

10:10
RECAUSTICIZING PRACTICE (Cont'd)
John Johnson, Valmet, Atlanta, GA, USA

10:50
CAUSTICIZING PLANT CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION
Thanh Trung, FITNIR Analyzers Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada

11:30
Team Conference

11:50
Lunch on Your Own

13:10
LIME KILN: PRINCIPALS AND CHEMISTRY
Richard Manning, KFS, High Wycombe, UK
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

13:30
LIME KILN: EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Glenn Hanson, Industrial Kiln & Dryer Group, Louisville, KY

14:30
Afternoon Break

14:50
LIME KILN: COMBUSTION AND PROCESS OPTIMIZATION
Richard Manning, KFS, Wycombe, UK

15:30
Recaust & Lime Kiln Operations Workshop

16:30
Homework & Networking

17:15 - 18:00
Reception


TUESDAY
8:00
Team Presentations
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
8:30
Session 3 - Black Liquor Evaporation
BROWNSTOCK WASHING PRINCIPALS AND OPERATION
Peter Hart, WestRock, Atlanta, GA

9:10
BLACK LIQUOR PROPERTIES & EVAPORATOR FOULING
Niko DeMartini, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

9:50
Morning Break

10:10 
EVAPORATORS: PRINCIPALS AND EQUIPMENT
Jarmo Kaila, Andritz Inc., Atlanta, GA 

10:40
EVAPORATORS: BOIL-OUT FUNDAMENTALS
Niko DeMartini, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

10:50
EVAPORATORS: TROUBLESHOOTING AND OPTIMIZATION
Jarmo Kaila, Andritz Inc., Atlanta, GA 

11:30
TEAM CONFERENCE

11:50
Lunch on Your Own

13:10
TALL OIL SOAP RECOVERY
Doug Foran, Kraton Chemical, LLC, Savannah, GA

13:50
FOUL CONDENSATE STRIPPING
Paul Johnson, Lundberg, Inc. Bellevue, WA

14:30
Afternoon Break

14:50
NCG HANDLING
Paul Johnson, Lundberg, Inc. Bellevue, WA

15:30
Evaporator Operations Workshop

16:30 - 17:15
Homework & Networking

WEDNESDAY
8:00
Introduction to Day 3 & Team Presentation
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Session 4 - Recovery Boilers
8:30
RECOVERY BOILER EQUIPMENT AND ISSUES
Jim Brewster, Consultant, Brimfield, IL 

9:10
BLACK LIQUOR DROPLET BURNING
Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

9:50
Morning Break

10:10
BLACK LIQUOR AND AIR DELIVERY
Andrew Jones, International Paper, Loveland, OH

10:50
RECOVERY BOILER CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES
Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

11:30
Team Conference

11:50
Lunch on Your Own

13:10
DEPOSIT FORMATION, IMPACT AND CONTROL
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

13:50
RECOVERY BOILER OPTIMIZATION
Andrew Jones, International Paper, Loveland, OH

14:30
Afternoon Break

14:50
RECOVERY BOILER WATER TREATMENT
Bob Bartholomew, Sheppard T. Powell Associates, Baltimore, MD

15:30
Recovery Boiler Operations Workshop

16:30
Homework/ Networking

17:15 - 18:00
Reception

THURSDAY

8:00 
Introduction to Day 4 & Team Presentation
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Session 5 - Recovery Process Issues

8:30
RECOVERY AND UTILITY MANAGEMENT
Jim Brewster, Irving Pulp & Paper, Saint John, NB, Canada

9:10
CORROSION & CRACKING IN RECOVERY EQUIPMENT
W. B. A. (Sandy) Sharp, SharpConsultant, Columbia, MD

9:50
Morning Break

10:10
RECOVERY BOILER INSPECTION STRATEGY
W. B. A. (Sandy) Sharp, SharpConsultant, Columbia, MD

10:50
EMISSIONS FROM RECOVERY PROCESSES
Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

11:30
Team Conference

11:50
Lunch on Your Own

Session 6 - Hot Topics

13:10
SOOTBLOWER OPTIMIZATION AND MAINTENANCE
Danny Tandra, Clyde Bergemann, Inc., Atlanta, GA

13:50
HARD SCALE FORMATION IN GREEN LIQUOR HANDLING EQUIPMENT
Peter Hart, WestRock, Atlanta, GA
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

14:30
Afternoon Break

14:50
NON-PROCESS ELEMENTS - ACCUMULATION, IMPACT AND CONTROL
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

15:30
Recovery Process Workshop 

16:20
Concluding Remarks
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

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Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

Register before Dec. 13, 2019 for early-bird rates.

 

Three ways to save:

  1. Join TAPPI. TAPPI members enjoy discounted rates for this course. If you're not already a member, Join Us!
  2. Be the early-bird. Discounts are available for those who register before Friday, December 13, 2019
  3. Bring the team. Group rates are offered for three or more people from the same location.
2020 Registration Rates
  Before
Dec 13, 2019 
After
Dec 13, 2019
Individual Meeting Registration     
TAPPI Member Rate Per Person  $1,635  $2,630
Join or Renew and Save  $1,815 $2,810
Young Professional Under 30 - Join or Renew and Save  $1,755 $2,750
Non Member  $2,375  $3,865
     

Group Meeting Registration Per Person
(Groups are three or more people from the same location.)

   
TAPPI Member Rate Per Person  $1,210 $2,255
Join or Renew and Save Per Person  $1,390 $2,435
Young Professional Under 30 - Join or Renew and Save  $1,335 $2,380
Non Member  $1,820 $3,310

Payment Policy
TAPPI requires that all registration fees are paid in full prior to the start of the course. Attendees paying by check will be registered for the course only after the payment has been received.

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 December 13, 2019.

Please note: A 50 percent refund will be issued for all written cancellations made after December 13, 2019, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the course, January 6, 2020. Understandably, after January 6, 2020, no refunds can be issued. Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund Policy
100% - Cancellation received by December 13, 2019.
50% - Cancellations received after December 13, 2019, and no later than January 6, 2020. 
NO REFUND - Cancellations received after January 6, 2020.

Attendance Justification Toolkit

We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend TAPPI training events, so we've created an Attendance Justification Toolkit to assist you with the approval process and in making a strong case for the investment.

We encourage you to review the materials below and let these help you communicate the value of what attending the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Course can provide when approaching your manager for approval.

Before the Event: Prepare your Justification.

It's important for you to communicate, and for your manager or supervisor to understand, that attending a TAPPI course is a strategic investment in your training and development, and a cost-effective way to help you do your job better. You'll meet others who face the same day-to-day challenges, meet face to face with technical experts and gain an advantage in the industry from the influx of new ideas, innovations and solutions.

The materials below will help you organize the information that will provide the summary of course instruction, associated costs and value that your organization will gain from this training.

After the Event: Follow-up.

After you return from the course, complete and submit a report to summarize your experience and key takeaways. They'll remember the extra effort!

Your preparation will help you earn the greatest benefit from TAPPI training! In many cases, the work you put in beforehand can also help you determine what information that you want or need to learn from the experts who will assemble to lead this instruction. The interaction with your manager or supervisor can be a productive process to go over some of the challenges that your organization would like to tackle.

 

Co-Located Events

TAPPI's Introduction for Pulp and Paper Technology Course and the Kraft Recovery Operations Course take place at the same time and same location in St. Petersburg, Florida to maximize your networking opportunities.  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend! 

Book your room by the hotel deadline for the TAPPI group rate!

Course Dates:

January 13-16, 2020

Course Venue:
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
333 First Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 1-727-894-5000

The hotel cut-off date for the TAPPI group rate is Friday, December 13, 2019.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-944-5500 or the Brand Reservations at 800-HILTONS (800-445-8667). Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, 2020 TAPPI Course Platform.

The TAPPI group rate for this hotel is $169./night plus tax and fees.

TAPPI works out special hotel rates, often with special amenities and/or discounts. You don't want to miss out on these; rooms outside our block may be much more expensive and will not include special offers. If you utilize a travel agent or company travel department, please let them know about the procedures.

Special offers include:

- Parking at the reduced rate of $10.00 per day based on availability
- Complimentary Internet in guest rooms.

Please note: The TAPPI group-rate rooms at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel tend to sell out. Make your reservations as soon as possible to secure your plans.

Alternative hotels in the area:

  • Ponce de Leon Hotel
  • Hollander
  • The Mansion House
  • Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg
  • Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown
  • Hampton Inn St. Petersburg Downtown

Please try to book a hotel in the downtown St. Petersburg Bayfront area. The beachfront side of St. Petersburg is several miles away from the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront where the class will be held.


For Transportation in St. Petersburg, Florida:
Avis Car Rental offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. To reserve your car, call 1.800.831.8000 and refer to the code AWD: #U226600.

 

Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

Many titles of interest to you have been discounted for attendees of this course.


These special publications from TAPPI are available to 2020 Kraft Recovery Operations Course attendees, most at a "course-only" discount. Purchase with your registration and pick up on-site at the course to save on shipping.

New!
Black Liquor Evaporation
Product Code:  0101R355
Special Member Price: $ 106
Special Non-Member Price: $ 139

Brownstock Washing: Fundamentals and Practices
Product Code for Print: 0101R348
Product Code for Electronic: 0101R348EL
Special Member Price: $157
Special Non-Member Price: $205

Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process
Product Code: 0101R327
Special Member Price: $166
Special Non-Member Price: $201

Kraft Pulping
Product Code: 0101R171
Special Member Price: $49
Special Non-Member Price: $74

Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Revised
Product Code: 01002B046
Special Member Price: $73
Special Non-Member Price: $98

The Bleaching of Pulp, 5th Edition
Product Code: 0101R331
Special Member Price: $149
Special Non-Member Price: $197

Pulp Mill Overview and Protecting the Environment CD
Product Code: MPP-02
Special Member Price: $50
Special Non-Member Price: $76

Kraft Pulping CD
Product Code: MPP-04
Special Member Price: $50
Special Non-Member Price: $76

Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists (The Smook Book), 4th Edition
Product Code: 0202SMOOK4
Special Member Price: $81
Special Non-Member Price: $105

NEW!
Handbook of Pulp & Paper Technologists (4th Edition) – SPANISH SMOOK Book
Product Code:  0202SMOOK4S
Special Member Price: $81
Special Non-Member Price: $105

Chemical Pulping Part 1, Fibre Chemistry and Technology, 2nd Edition
Product Code: 0202FIN06-2B
Course Member Price: $ 148
Course Non-Member Price: $ 148

Chemical Pulping Part 2, Recovery of Chemicals and Energy, 2nd Edition
Product Code: 0202FIN06-2C
Course Member Price: $118
Course Non-Member Price: $118

Mechanical Pulping, 2nd Edition
Product Code:  0202FIN05-2
Course Member Price: $118
Course Non-Member Price: $118

Papermaking Part 1, Stock Preparation and Wet End, 2nd Edition
Product Code:  0202FIN08-2
Course Member Price: $148
Course Non-Member Price: $148

Recovery Boiler Performance Calculation - Short Form - Excel Spreadsheet
Product Code: TIP41601-SFORM
Special Course Price: $10

Recovery Boiler Performance Calculation - Short Form - Technical Information Paper (TIP 0416-01)
Product Code: 0108041601
Special Course Price: $25

Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

Best Practices for Building Ventilation Improvements and Efficiency Webinar

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Presented by the Papermaking Technology and Operations Committee (PTOC).
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Kraft Recovery Operations Course

Monday, January 13, 2020

One of TAPPI's highest rated, longest running events! You'll learn ways to improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact. This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel.
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Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course

Monday, January 13, 2020

This training event is among the highest rated of all TAPPI courses! Offers introductory- and intermediate-level content covering technology, including “what” happens, and “why” things happen. This course provides the foundation for learning advanced topics more quickly. Learn from one of the most well-known and enthusiastic instructors, Dr. Michael Kocurek.
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