CONVERSION OF PAPER MILL SLUDGE INTO PULP SUBSTITUTE AND PAPERMAKING CLAY

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$225,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10780
Agency Tracking Number:
10780
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
303 S Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI, 54915
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John V Maxham
Principal Investigator
(414) 739-7814
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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.

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