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Future Strategy for Wastewater Treatment at Skärblacka Mill
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

To replace nonrenewable materials, glass, plastics and metals, at the market the production of the environmental friendly material paper needs to increase numerously. An increased paper production leads to an enlarged wastewater flow at the paper mill and thereby higher surface load in the biologicalwastewater plant. Higher surface load in turn, leads to lower efficiency and higher emissions. To be able to increase the capacity of the paper production, the wastewater flow to the biological wastewater treatment needs to be decreased.

In this thesis, the wastewater at Skärblacka mill has been studied to identify how to increase the production without increasing the flow of wastewater to the biological wastewater treatment. Different wastewater has been studied to identify sufficient clean wastewater flows that today are directed to the biological wastewater treatment.

The outcome of this thesis is that up to 600 m3/h wastewater could be removed from the biological wastewater treatment due to sufficiently high purity. This outcome is primarily based on measurements of the emission parameters, Total Organic Carbon, Suspended Solids, Total Phosphorus and Total Nitrogen and the calculation of PEC/PNEC, environmental assessment, for the chemicals in the wastewater.

The unload of up to 600 m3/h will contribute to an increased efficiency in the biological wastewater treatment and thereby lower emissions. Increased efficiency and lower levels of emissions will in turn contribute to a possibility to increase the paper production at Skärblacka mill without interfering withenvironmental demands.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
Wastewater, LAS, Sedimentation, TOC, SS, Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen
National Category
Engineering and Technology Chemical Process Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109510ISRN: LITH-IFM-A-EX--14/2933--SEOAI: diva2:739402
External cooperation
BillerudKorsnäs, Skärblacka bruk
Subject / course
Chemical Biology
Available from: 2014-08-26 Created: 2014-08-21 Last updated: 2014-08-26Bibliographically approved

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