Pulp and Paper and Forestry

Management of industrial waste for the pulp and paper industry

Every industry generates industrial waste during their production process. In the paper industry, large quantities of water are used in the manufacturing of their products. In a context of tightening environmental standards and changes within the pulp and paper field, businesses need to adapt in order to stay profitable. Additionally, businesses in this industry are at risk of experiencing accidental spills.

As a large quantity of water is used during the production process in the pulp and paper industry, the treatment of industrial wastewater can be a real issue. Water treatment facilities for the paper industry produce a significant amount of filtration residue. Ways of disposing of the industrial sludge generated in the production process need to be found.

The large quantity of industrial waste generated during the production of pulp and paper mean that sometimes the mills need to decontaminate the surrounding soil. Many landfill sites for wood are heavily contaminated.

Additionally, for the forestry industry, hydrocarbon soil contamination can be discovered after a logging site has been closed. This contamination is a result of industrial activities on these sites, the use of heavy machinery, etc. Before planting new trees, it is important to decontaminate the soil on the site.

Recycling of industrial waste by RSI Environmental

RSI Environmental is in a position to help businesses in the paper industry with the management of industrial wastewater. We also have highly efficient technology for the treatment of industrial waste generated by the production of pulp and paper. We are able, for example, to treat certain industrial sludge.

We also recover wood chips that are contaminated or unuseable. Instead of taking it straight to the landfill or simply incinerating it, we are able to recycle this industrial waste and use it as a sorbent in or process, or also as a fuel during our treatment process. The energy given off by this flammable material is reused to support our plant.

Our industrial waste management is a turnkey service for final disposal. We recycle industrial waste and treat industrial sludge at our plant. In cases of accidental spills, we are able to respond to environmental emergencies at all times, no matter the season.

The advantages of RSI’s solution to soil decontamination and industrial waste

  • Receive a certificate of destruction
  • Turnkey service includes disposal and treatment
  • Disposal sites and unrestricted treatment
  • No extra fees
  • Capable of receiving 4000 tons of soil per day
  • Interior warehousing for soil storage available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
  • No charge sorting and reception of soil in safe, negative pressure buildings
  • One of the only facilities in North America to use this proven technology
  • Definitive treatment solution
  • Metal recycling
  • Energy recovery from waste
  • Only one of its kind in Québec for recycling and recovery of soil

Examples of materials treated on polluted land

  • Industrial wastewater
  • Industrial sludge
  • Gutter sludge
  • Filtration residue
  • Non-contaminated or contaminated wood chips
  • Organic contaminants
    • ALL organic contaminants, including:
      • Hydrocarbons, oils
      • PCBs and organochlorines
      • Dioxins et furans
      • PDT
      • Pesticides
      • PFOS
      • The phenol family
  • Mixed contamination
    • If organic contaminants are present in the soil, it may also contain inorganic contaminants.
  • Hydrocarbon sludges