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Tissue Digestion - Technical Information

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Water

Reports of water consumption analysis are summarized below. Maximum volume of hydrolysate produced in each model is shown in the table below. In normal operation, hydrolysate is diluted approximately 1:1 with coflush, cooling, and rinse water.

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*This chart provides data only for maximum loads processed. Hydrolysate produced is a function of the amount of tissue being processed. For example, a model 100-48-32 processing 375 pounds of tissue (½ capacity) would generate ½ the amount of coflush water and cooling water. Cooling water (which is approximately 25% of total water used) can be saved in an optional tank to be reused as processing water for the next cycle.

Additional Notes:
Cooling water may be captured for reuse in the next cycle (requires additional equipment) Gray water may be used for all aspects of the process