Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Paper Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Van Maltby


The topic of waste loading for recycle paper mills is an important issue to our industry today. As of last year the EPA has proposed the cluster rule, which suggests that the BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) loading limits are being lowered encouraging use of lower effluent loading material. The main purposes of this thesis was to focus on the effects that recycling Korean Boxboard, American Boxboard, and high yield SW Kraft has on raw waste loading in a boardmill and to analyze the characteristics of these recycled materials. This will be accomplished by separating our team into two groups. The first group, head by Mr. Stager, will be focusing on how recycling unbleached high yield kraft will effect the raw waste loading. Mr. Mefford, head of the second group, will be focusing on how recycling American and Korean Boxboard will effect raw waste loadings as well as identifying the fiber characteristics of the three different types of furnishes.