Given the high capital costs and inevitable drain on natural resources in this business, manufacturers are under strong pressure to maximize cost and process efficiencies while reducing environmental impact wherever possible.
Oxygen can help to achieve these goals. It is indispensible in modern pulp manufacturing, where it is used, for example, in delignification, bleaching and ozone production. It can also help to increase capacity in the chemical recovery boiler or lime kiln. In addition, oxygen is useful in the forestry sector for wastewater treatment, in particular for odor removal and intensification of the activated sludge process.