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TAPPI releases lime kiln and recausticizing reference guide


April 6, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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TAPPI has released a new reference and training guide called Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill.

Written for entry-level and operating engineers who are new to the industry, and as a refresher for more seasoned engineers, the new resource reviews the entire kraft chemical recovery cycle, as well as lime kiln chemistry.

The guide includes 11 chapters dedicated to all areas of the kiln, both process and mechanical. It covers recausticizing chemistry, green liquor scale formation, recausticizing equipment and recausticizing process control.

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Peter W. Hart, TAPPI Fellow and director of fibre science at WestRock, Glenn M. Hanson III, TAPPI Fellow and technical sales support NCA for Metso Outotec, and Richard P. Manning, technical consultant, worked together as editors 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,” says Hart in a statement.

“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.”

Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill, published by TAPPI Press, is available for $145 for TAPPI members; $185 for non-members.

E-book format is also available. Orders can be placed online or through TAPPI’s Member Connection Center by calling 1-800-332-8686 (US).