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Improving Water Quality in Pulp and Paper

Pulp and paper operations grind to a halt when boilers face downtime. That’s why automation is critical. Having a water quality monitoring solution that can monitor boilers, process water, mill tanks, and more can ensure water quality.

Balance Chemicals Right the First Time



Recycle Water More Effectively



Ensure a Predictable Production Capacity



Digital Water Technology Meets Pulp and Paper Best Practices

Modular Hardware

Place KETOS hardware strategically in existing operations to monitor boilers, process water, mill tanks, etc., from one place.

Interoperable Setup

Keep the infrastructure you have and make it better with KETOS. Our solution plugs right into your water systems and helps prevent data silos.

Parameter Monitoring

Test for 30+ parameters, including total hardness, orthophosphates, calcium, heavy metals (copper, iron, etc.), residual chlorine, and more.

Automated Testing

Leverage automation for testing at regular intervals to better understand your organization’s usage and water quality.

Increase Efficiencies

Use less water in your operations, protect equipment, balance water chemicals, and recycle water more effectively.

Real-time Problem Solving Capabilities

Get an accurate real-time view of water quality for more streamlined operations and better overall water quality.

Water Quality at Pulp and Paper Operations Case Study
Case Study

Improving Uptime and Production Capacity

Pulp and paper operations rely on boiler uptime in order to be able to meet production goals. However, companies can face equipment issues and increased downtime without proper water quality management. Find out how one Fortune 500 company leveraged KETOS to monitor water in their mill tank, boiler, and process water to increase their rate of return by 15%, thanks to more predictable uptime.

Why Pulp and Paper Operations Choose KETOS

Process Efficiency

  • Control fluctuations to keep operations running smoothly
  • Use predictive/prescriptive analytics to understand current/future usage
  • Protect equipment from damage by setting threshold alerts
  • Balance chemicals right the first time

Streamlined Data

  • Monitor for 30+ parameters in one place
  • A visual, customizable dashboard gives one view of all KPIs
  • Access real-time data from anywhere (phone, tablet, etc.)
  • Easy data warehousing for historical tracking of water quality results

Cost Savings

  • No more third-party lab costs
  • Plugs into pre-existing infrastructure
  • $0-CAPEX: No up-front hardware costs and a low monthly fee
  • Continuously updating capabilities gives users access to the most advanced technology
  • Test what you want, when you want, for a simple set price
Water Quality and Cost Savings at Pulp and Paper Operations

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Why Automation is Essential for Ensuring Water Quality for Pulp and Paper

Pulp and paper operations risk downtime when boilers must be taken offline for maintenance. Water treatment challenges can often impact the quality and consistency of boiler and process water, which can severely impact production capacity.

Automation of water quality, however, can help water operators in pulp and paper better monitor their water to ensure the optimal balance of chemicals. This protects equipment and reduces downtime, helping the organization provide for a more predictable production capacity month over month.

With KETOS, pulp and paper operations can:

  • Test for 30+ parameters at one time and at regular intervals
  • Properly balance process water
  • Set threshold alerts to warn against unexpected changes to water composition
  • Protect equipment to prevent downtime


KETOS provides automated testing that is lab-accurate and in real-time without the need for manual interventions or third-party testing that can delay analysis and action. With an added layer of machine learning and AI, operators are able to build insights into usage to help them better protect against equipment downtime while reducing water usage and labor costs.

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