The mill’s $22-million new electrostatic precipitator is now complete, clearing the way to a new course for the mill that has been a major economic driver in Pictou County since 1967. 

The equivalent of a 10-storey building, the precipitator is composed of two sections, a charging section and a collection section. The charging section uses electrodes to impart a positive charge to the incoming flue gas and dust particles.

Electrostatic precipitation removes particles from the exhaust gas stream of an industrial process such as pulp production. This process drastically reduces the emitting of particles into the atmosphere.  

“With this precipitator, we have entered a new era of improving the mills environmental performance significantly”, says Bruce Chapman, general manager. “Northern Pulp now has a progressive owner committed to continue investing in the mill, a dedicated workforce and a client base that continues to grow.”

Northern Pulp produces and exports northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp that is used in a variety of products such as tissue, newspapers, and writing paper.  

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