The high energy consumption of the paper industry is due to the large amounts of steam and electricity required in the production process. Paper mills typically use a range of energy-intensive equipment, including boilers, turbines, and motors, to convert raw materials into paper products. At the same time, they require large amounts of water for various stages of the production process, including pulping, bleaching and papermaking, which can also have significant environmental and social impacts on discharge.
Compliance with environmental regulations necessitates using advanced wastewater treatment technologies to remove contaminants such as suspended cellulosic particles, BOD, COD, and chlorinated organic substances. Given these challenges, finding solutions to reduce energy consumption and improve sustainability in the paper industry is paramount. Innovative solutions, such as those developed by Cannon Group through the sister companies Cannon Artes and Cannon Bono Energia for MG TEC Industry, a Romanian paper mill, can help the industry to achieve its energy and sustainability goals while improving its bottom line.
Experts in tailored Water and Wastewater treatment plants
Cannon Artes was chosen to deal with the wastewater treatment of a paper production plant. The company provided a solution based on a double treatment step: a dissolved air flotation system (DAF) followed by a biological treatment with EmbioArt™ MBR technology, to be compliant with stringent limits for water discharge and reuse. The solution guarantees the best performance in removing pollutants from wastewater, minimizing the volume of sludge to be disposed of, optimizing operating costs, and significantly reducing overall dimensions. This represents the best choice for the paper sector, which is highly sensitive to process sustainability and attentive to continuous improvement in waste quality and water resource reuse.