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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.
Bruno, James, "Reduction of Fresh Water in a Paper Mill" (2009). Honors Theses. 489.
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