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In April 2019, MJW Consolidated installed a new platform to access process equipment used to recover chlorine dioxide (CLO2) from the papermaking process at a mill in Port Wentworth, Georgia, just outside of Savannah.

The International Paper facility uses CLO2 as part of its process to bleach wood pulp used to make a variety of paper products.

As a result, there’s a need to remove and recover the chemical and the ash is left behind.

“We began the project in early April to remove and install a new platform that provides access to the ash handling equipment,” said Kevin Schrader, MJW project manager.

He added, “Our ironworkers installed a new steel platform along with stairs to get to where the process equipment is housed.”

The CLO2 bleaching process is commonly used by more than 50% of U.S. paper mill operations. It’s necessary to remove the darker shades of wood pulp in order to create and enhance the whiteness of paper products.

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