How Well Do You Know Your Kraft Recovery Boiler?

While recovery boilers are generally well designed and reliably operated, there is a potential for problems in recovery boiler operation that can lead to unscheduled shutdowns of the boiler and even shutdowns of the entire mill. Kraft Recovery Boilers, 3rd Edition is the must-have resource for engineering, technical, and supervisory staff at pulp and paper mills, as well as technical people working in the field.  

The book includes 16 chapters covering various aspects of recovery boiler technology from chemical principles to black liquor properties, sprays, combustion, char bed characteristics and air delivery.

It also covers a wide range of operating issues including air emissions, deposit formation and plugging, soot blowers and deposit removal, corrosion and cracking, boiler inspection, safety, design, control principles, and material and energy balances.

In the Recovery Boiler Chemistry chapter, for example, Professor Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland, discusses the chemical processes involved in recovery boiler operation. He includes a review of the main chemical processes, a discussion of the chemistry of sodium and sulfur—the main elements of the cooking chemicals, and delves into the most important non-process elements (NPEs) in black liquor, chlorine and potassium.

Like the previous two editions published over two decades ago, this book is sponsored by the Recovery Boiler Program R&D Subcommittee of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and published by TAPPI Press.  

Learn more and order your copy of Kraft Recovery Boilers, 3rd Edition today.