The Pinola platform consists of two technologies:
These can be supplied together or separately, depending on your requirements and existing equipment.
Removing Kraft soap and suspended solids from black liquor leads to reduced fouling in the evaporation plant and higher capacity in the recovery boiler.
The traditional way is to use large settling tanks. This is a slow process which requires a lot of installation space.
HEAD Engineering’s BLiSS technology uses Alfa Laval disk stack centrifuges for separating out suspended solids and Kraft soap from black liquor. Benefits compared to settling tank systems are many:
HEAD Engineering’s process for tall oil production offers unrivalled yield and product quality. The incoming Kraft soap is further processed by first conditioning and acidulating it. The tall oil is then separated out using a disk stack centrifuge and an optional decanter centrifuge.