EQM’s staff has considerable experience working with the pulp and paper industry. Our experience spans over 30 years and has involved approximately 60 mills throughout the US covering kraft, cold soda, neutral sulfite, semi-chemical, and sulfite practice (Ca, Na, NH3, and Mg bases). The work at many of these mills included detailed onsite air pollution and multi-media inspections and evaluations, as well as evaluations of specific control system performance and operation and maintenance practices.
Keeping up With Regulations
EQM has prepared detailed guidelines and inspection manuals for the evaluation of kraft pulp mill processes and associated air pollution control systems. The manuals outline process steps, expected operating conditions, typical failure mechanisms and malfunctions, and operation of abatement equipment. Checklists are provided to assist in the documentation of process control equipment operation.
Robust Services Available
For the paper and pulp industry, many environmental compliance regulations are applicable. EQM can assist with EPCRA, air emissions reporting, NPDES permit renewals, SPCCs, SWPPPs, stormwater toxicity evaluation, RCRA contingency plans, water sampling, and emission measurement and stack testing.