Opportunities for Energy Conservation in Paper Drying, 2006 TAPPI Papermaker's Conference
The cost of energy has increased markedly in the past decade. This has reduced the competitiveness of many paper mills, particularly those that have not been focused on energy conservation. Significant amounts of energy are consumed in the paper drying process. This paper focuses on the opportunitites to achieve significant reductions in the use and waste of energy in the drying process. Case studies are presented to highlight the potential for improving drying operations. These case studies include the results of Research trials conducted to quantify the potential improvements and the results in commercial projects in which these results have been achieved.