James Bruno

Date of Defense

Spring 4-2009

First Advisor

Andrew Kline


The Graphic Packaging International paper mill located in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, produces paper boards used in packaging a variety of products. The K1 paper machine is the largest in the mill using over 3 million gallons of water daily. The process water is made up of city water, well water, and treat effluent water from the mill's waste stream clarifier. The overall project goal was to reduce fresh water usage to the K1 paper machine. This goal could be accomplished in one of two ways: reclaiming the process water or reducing city and well water flow rate.


The bulk of the manuscript associated with this thesis contains proprietary information from the company sponsor and is not available for dissemination to the general public.

If you wish to know more about this thesis, please contact Dr. Kline, at the address below. Depending on your needs and interests, parts of this thesis may be available to be released for review.

Dr. Andrew Kline

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Office: A220 Parkview Campus

Phone: (269)276-3516


Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only