Brown stock washing (BSW) can be considered the key operation influencing the economics of the pulping process, as well as the environmental load of the mill. The purpose of brown stock washing is to remove both organic and inorganic soluble compounds from the pulp suspension (brown stock), while using the lowest possible amount of wash liquor or water. K-Patents provides Process Refractometers for measuring and monitoring the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) content in the pulp suspension.
|K-Patents SAFE-DRIVE™ Process Refractometer PR-23-SD for BSW
A retractable refractometer for reliable and continous measurement of the total dissolved solids content in a fiber suspension, and for monitoring the performance of invidial washing steps continuously.
K-Patents SAFE-DRIVE™ design allows for safe and easy insertion and retraction of the sensor under full operating pressure without having to shut down the process.
|K-Patents Brown Stock Washing (BSW) Pre-Study Service
K-Patents offers a brown stock washing pre-study service for all pulp mill customers to analyze the potential for washing efficiency improvement and to assist in the implementation of refractometers in this costly part of the pulping process.
The service includes a 2-3 day on-site evaluation of the mill’s current brown stock washing equipment and control practices, as well as the identification of potential areas for improvement.