Kraft Recovery Operations Course

Monday, January 8 - Thursday, January 11, 2018

The TAPPI Kraft Recovery Course is a comprehensive review of the important recovery operations in kraft pulp mills with the objective of helping improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact.

You will learn the chemistry, physics and engineering principles related to kraft recovery.

This successful balanced curriculum has been continually peer-reviewed, updated and delivered effectively for 32 years.

The Kraft Recovery Faculty of internationally recognized experts will provide practical day-to-day information through presentations, Q&A sessions, homework, team-based training exercises and networking.

This course is co-located with The TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Bring your questions and issues to the faculty during the course to find solutions.  

Join Your Peers to Learn.
This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including:

  • Engineers and superintendents working in the kraft recovery area
  • Senior pulp mill operators
  • Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course
  • Process engineers
  • Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies
  • Graduate students

More than 60 companies were represented at the previous Kraft Recovery Course.

Course Topics Include:

  • Energy and process optimization
  • Impact of non-process elements on recovery operations
  • Minimizing chemical losses
  • Recausticizing and Lime Kilns
  • Black Liquor Evaporation
  • Recovery Boilers
  • Recovery Maintenance & Management
  • Tall Oil Soap Recovery
  • Electrostatic Precipitators - Principals and Optimization  (A New Hot Topic!)

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the kraft recovery process
  • Describe the black liquor evaporator operation and list ways to improve it
  • Identify causes and solutions for recausticizing problems
  • Describe lime returning principles and devise a means to improve kiln performance
  • Identify causes and solutions for recovery boiler problems
  • List the main causes of corrosion in recovery boilers and ways to minimize them

Earn 2.6 CEUs
IACET LogoTAPPI is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  TAPPI complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, TAPPI is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

TAPPI will issue 2.6 CEUs to participants who attend at least 80 percent of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.

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You may also be interested in attending this event held by one of TAPPI's industry partners:

The Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee
Spring Meeting - April 9-11, 2018

The Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee is the trade association that exists for the purpose of sharing knowledge and generating and maintaining guidelines to help facilitate in safe, reliable operation of Black Liquor Recovery Boilers.


The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
333 First Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Shannon Warchalowsky