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Title : Feasibility of converting pulp & paper mill sludge to ethanol
Subject : Waste To Fuel
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Author Name : Saul J. Furstein and Robert W. Sackellares
Year : 2003
Pages : 001-010
Description :

The feasibility of converting sludge from recycle and virgin fiber mills to fuel ethanol was evaluated. Sludge samples were 1) analyzed to quantify key constituents and 2) tested to establish their potential to generate ethanol. A conceptual design for an ethanol plant was prepared and its capital cost and operating and maintenance expenses were estimated. Although not now economically attractive, the anticipated lower cost of the enzyme used to convert cellulose to ethanol may make the process appealing in two years.