Tall oil is an important by-product of the pulping process. One possibility to improve the economic feasibility of pulp mills is to consider tall oil production from their wasted tall oil soaps. To get tall oil, it is separated from black liquor.

Altum Technologies has the solution that can increase the effectiveness of your company’s tall oil process significantly. However, the solution’s versatility lies in the fact that it can be easily applied to other separations processes in addition to tall oil separation.

Altum’s solution is useful for pulp and paper companies since tall oil is the third largest chemical by-product of a kraft mill after lignin and hemicellulose. The pulp and paper industry recovers about 450,000 tons of crude tall oil annually.

There are numerous benefits for your company if you choose to use Altum’s solution in the tall oil process.

Altum’s solution will

  • Enhance your productivity
  • Reduce production costs
  • Increase operation uptime
  • Reduce cleaning costs
  • Reduce your CO2 emissions

Looking into the real value as experience by the clients using Altum’s solution in the tall oil process we have seen:

For starters, it increases separation efficacy, leading to a 4% increase in yield with the same raw materials. Secondly, when sonication is active, the production requires less energy. This reduces the consumption of sulphuric acid and generates less erosion in the equipment. Furthermore, due to clogging prevention, your process will gain 20+ additional possible production days each year as a result of Altum’s solution. This in turn will lower expenses and increase worker safety by minimizing their exposure to these cleaning chemicals. An equally important benefit of Altum’s system is the fact that it lowers the need to use CO2 to catalyse the separation,  which leads to less fossil content (soap) ending up in incineration.

Overall, Altum’s solution will help you save and our customers have gained savings between 1-2 million dollars per year on a single tall oil process. That is a remarkable figure for any business!

Are you curious as to how Altum can assist your company with its tall oil process? Please don’t be hesitant to get in touch with us.