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Valmet to Supply Ash Treatment System to L.D. Celulose in Brazil

Valmet - ash crystallization In Ash Crystallization, the ash is completely dissolved in water and the solution is evaporated. The resulting crystals of sodium sulfate or carbonate are removed and returned to the liquor cycle.

May 14, 2020 - Valmet will supply an ash crystallizer plant with a capacity of 300 tons of ash per day to LD Celulose S.A. in Brazil. The ash crystallizer delivery is part of Lenzing's and Duratex's joint venture LD Celulose's project to build a new 500,000 ton/year dissolving pulp mill in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.

The new mill is scheduled to start up in 2022.

The value of the order was not disclosed, but Valmet said value of a delivery of this size and scope is typically around EUR 10-15 million.

The Valmet Ash Crystallizer will have capacity of 300 tons of ash per day and will recover mill chemicals and remove non-process elements, primarily chloride and potassium, from the mill's liquor cycle.

LD Celulose's upcoming 500,000 ton/year dissolving pulp mill is located in the cities of IndianĂ³polis and Araguari in Minas Gerais state in Brazil.

With this new addition of ash treatment system, Valmet's total delivery for the joint venture project includes a fiber line, a pulp drying and baling line, an evaporation plant, a white liquor plant, an ash crystallization plant and a mill-wide automation system.

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