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CONVERSION OF PAPER MILL SLUDGE INTO PULP SUBSTITUTE AND PAPERMAKING CLAY

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10780
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10780
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Prime Fiber Corp.
303 S Bluemound Dr Appleton, WI 54915
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: CONVERSION OF PAPER MILL SLUDGE INTO PULP SUBSTITUTE AND PAPERMAKING CLAY
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $225,000.00
 

Abstract:

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY WILL BE DEVELOPED BY OMNNI ENGINEERS TO CONVERT PAPER MILL SLUDGES INTO THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS: LONG-FIBERED PULP SUBSTITUTE, AND PAPERMAKING CLAY FILLER ORCOATING PIGMENT. PREVIOUS RESEARCH BY OMNNI ENGINEERS WAS SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROCESS TECHNOLOGY TO SEPARATE PAPER MILL SLUDGE INTO A LONG FIBER FRACTION AND A SHORT FIBER-CLAY FRACTION. THE LONG FIBER FRACTION WAS CONVERTED INTO A HIGH QUALITY PULP SUBSTITUTE WORTH $300-$600/TON BY CLEANING AND BLEACHING. THE PROPOSEDRESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON THE SEPARATION OF THE CLAY FROM THE SHORT FIBER. THE CLAY WILL THEN BE CONVERTED INTO A PAPERMAKING CLAY FILLER OR COATING PIGMENT BY CLEANING AND BLEACHING. THE VALUE OF THE CLAY PRODUCT IS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE RANGE OF $100-$200/TON.

Principal Investigator:

John V Maxham
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Prime Fiber Corp.
303 S Bluemound Dr Appleton, WI 54915

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No