ERCO Worldwide

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Enhancing dewatering, drying, combustion and utilization of pulp and paper mill biosludge

2017/18-2019/20 • $564,600
Canadian pulp and paper mills generate more than 20 million cubic metres of raw biosludge per year. Biosludge is generated during biological wastewater treatment and consists to >98% of water with the remainder being bacteria and tree residues. Energy intensive dewatering can decrease the water...

Investigation to optimize nitrogen purge for the sodium chlorate electrolysis process through numerical modeling

2019/20 • $25,000
ERCO Worldwide is a chemical producer and supply company that has been in business for over 100 years, with offices located throughout Canada. One of the major areas of ERCO's business is sodium chlorate manufacturing. During the sodium chlorate manufacturing process, Hydrogen gas is generated...

Fundamental studies of drying, combustion and ash properties of biomass and impacts of pulp and paper mill operations

2012/13-2015/16 • $1,876,000
Pulp and paper mills in Canada require large amounts of high pressure steam and electric power to operate. About two-thirds of the energy required is supplied by burning the concentrated black liquor (spent pulping liquor) in recovery boilers. The remaining is from biomass boilers, known...

Process design and development for improving the quality of by-product sulfuric acid for its reuse in chlorine drying

2015/16 • $25,000
ERCO Worldwide operates a Chloralkali production facility in Saskatchewan. In this facility, about 35,000 MT of chlorine is produced per year and marketed. The plant uses 98% sulphuric acid as a raw material in the chlorine drying operation. In the drying process, the concentration of sulphuric...

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