Use of Coal for Treatment of a Pulping Waste

CIM Bulletin, 1970

F. DANIEL ROSENKRANZ and PETER L. SILVESTON, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Experiments investigating the treatment of a ground wood white water waste from an Ontario pulp and paper mill by an HVCB coal are reported. Adsorption capacity for the waste, with a soluble COD contribution of 2,100 mg/I, amounted to 0.17 per cent, by weight, of the Nova Scotia coal used. Percolation of the white water waste through a coal bed indicated that soluble COD is removed. For finely ground coals, over 90 per cent of the suspended solids in the waste are retained on the coal. Plugging of the coal bed is rapid, so that any treating process using filtration would have to renew the surface of the bed frequently.
Keywords: Adsorption, adsorption, chemical oxygen demand, coal, suspended solids, wood white, Coal, Mill, Mills, Suspended, Waste, Wastes, Water, Waters