ADI Systems will be co-presenting with Slave Lake Pulp, a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd., at the upcoming PACWEST Technical conference. The event will take place in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, June 10-13, 2015, at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
The presentation will focus on Slave Lake Pulp’s Biomethanation and Power Generation Project, part of Slave Lake Pulp’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability. The project is helping the 240,000 MTPY Bleached-Chemi-Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) mill located in northern Alberta, Canada, simplify and improve its wastewater treatment performance, and harness energy from the anaerobic digestion of pulp and paper wastewater.
ADI Systems constructed and commissioned an anaerobic effluent pre-treatment facility to convert biologically degradable organics in the Slave Lake Pulp wastewater to methane-rich biogas. This is Canada’s first low-rate anaerobic ADI-BVF® reactor treating pulp and paper mill wastewater. A biological biogas scrubber system will be used to remove the hydrogen sulfide in the raw biogas so that the biogas can be utilized as a green energy source.
Shannon Fehr of Slave Lake Pulp and Peter McCarthy, wastewater treatment specialist at ADI Systems, will present ADI’s paper at the PACWEST conference. The presentation will discuss the design features of the
ADI-BVF® reactor and biogas scrubbing systems, system performance after eight months of operation, as well as the significant electrical and operating cost savings realized by installing the green-energy generating and recovering technologies.
We will be presenting on day two of the conference, Thursday, June 11, at 1:50pm as part of the technical session on bioproducts and energy.