Sandy Beder-Miller, BTG Americas Inc, receives the Howard Rapson Award for Best Chemical Pulp Bleaching Paper for her presentation at PACWEST 2014.
The paper entitled “Is conductivity the best measurement of bleach plant carryover?” introduced the Dissolved Lignin Transmitter (DLT) that can directly measure dissolved lignin content in the pulp slurry using a unique principle based on optical measurements. It has the ability to perform the measurement of the dissolved lignin inline even at medium consistency condition. The sensor has two major applications: improving efficiency in washing stages, and optimizing bleach plant chemical charges.
The full paper has been published in Pulp and Paper Canada, Jan/Feb 2015 issue.