9. The Integrated Recycled Paper Mill (IRPM)

  1. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Holik
  1. Lucas Menke,
  2. Andrea Stetter and
  3. Udo Hamm

Published Online: 12 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527652495.ch9

Handbook of Paper and Board: Volume 1&2

Handbook of Paper and Board: Volume 1&2

How to Cite

Menke, L., Stetter, A. and Hamm, U. (2013) The Integrated Recycled Paper Mill (IRPM), in Handbook of Paper and Board: Volume 1&2 (ed H. Holik), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527652495.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Montélimarstrasse 18, 88213 Ravensburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. Meri Environmental Solutions, 81673 Munich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 24 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527331840

Online ISBN: 9783527652495



  • integrated recycled paper mill;
  • urban mill;
  • fresh water treatment;
  • wastewater treatment;
  • reject;
  • residual;
  • waste;
  • trash;
  • specific water consumption;
  • reject handling;
  • sludge dewatering;
  • sludge pressing;
  • reject dewatering;
  • reject pressing;
  • wsr subsystem;
  • reject incineration;
  • waste to energy;
  • sludge incineration;
  • power plant;
  • biological wastewater treatment;
  • aerobic treatment;
  • anaerobic;
  • primary treatment;
  • secondary treatment;
  • water loops;
  • white water system;
  • contaminate removal;
  • sticky;
  • micro sticky;
  • save all;
  • fiber recovery;
  • dewatering;
  • rope handling;
  • plastic;
  • pressing;
  • liquid solid separation;
  • environmental interface;
  • sustainability;
  • w2e;
  • board packaging papers;
  • deinking;
  • fines;
  • compacting;
  • conveyor;
  • transportation systems


Sustainability and environmental interfaces have developed as important factors for the paper industry, mainly when recycled paper is used as raw material. The integrated recycled paper mill (IRPM) is state of the art today, and will gain importance in the future using different operational and investment models. Besides Stock Preparation and Paper Machine the WSR Subsystem for handling water, sludge, and reject is an important part of an efficient production process. WSR Subsystems provide fresh- and recycled clarified water to the main process and resolve the handling of the residual sludge and reject which need to be conditioned for handling and possible secondary value reuse. Integrated peripheral systems (IPS) secure further sustainability and efficient environmental interfacesconsidering raw water and wastewater treatment, residual handling, and preparation of replacement fuels for power generation by incineration. state-of-the-art process technologies and respective appropriate application of operational modules and equipment are explained and described as a lead guidance for responsible engineers and managers.