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Praxair starts up oxygen supply at Uruguay pulp mill

8:43 AM MDT | June 18, 2014 | Lindsay Frost

Praxair announced today that is has started up a 125-m.t./day noncryogenic vaccum-pressure-swing adsorption plant at the Montes del Plata pulp mill at Punta Pereira, Uruguay. Under a long-term contract, Praxair will supply gaseous oxygen to the mill. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. In response to growing environmental regulation, pulp mills are eliminating chemicals in the bleaching process, Praxair says. Oxygen delignification reduces the use of chemicals in the plant, saving operational costs, benefiting the environment, and enhancing...

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