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Flambeau River Papers implements innovative heat recovery technology at Wisconsin mill

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Flambeau River Papers implements innovative heat recovery technology at Wisconsin mill

February 04, 2013 - 05:08
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PARK FALLS, WI, Feb. 4, 2013 (Local News) -With the help of Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and in partnership with Xcel Energy, Flambeau River Papers has implemented an energy efficient Sulfur Burner and Heat Recovery Steam Generator that will save over 600,000 therms of natural gas annually.

Sulfur burners are used to create sulfur dioxide (SO2) that is mixed with water and is used to remove lignin from the pulp fibers used to make paper. Prior to mixing with water for use in the lignin process, the SO2 must be cooled down from it combustion temperature.

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