The average water consumption in
United States pulp and paper mills is
approximately 17,000 gallons/ton, with the
most efficient kraft pulp and paper mills
consuming as little as 4,500 gallons/ton.
The primary driver for water consumption
is the need to pump the pulp and its
byproducts throughout the various stages
of the paper producing process. The
fibrous nature of the process fluid can
wreak havoc on the operating temperature
and cleanliness of the mill’s rotating
equipment’s sealing devices.