Prado & Associates Pradotec
Engineers to the World's Chemical Industries

WHO WE ARE:

A firm of consulting engineers with specialized knowledge of the Forest Products and Pine Chemicals Industry.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:

We can provide technology, process know-how, complete plant design and equipment procurement for the following:

  • Turpentine Recovery, CST, in cooperation with Reynolds Recovery Systems (RRS)
  • Tall Oil Soap Recovery
  • Gum Turpentine Processing
  • Wood Turpentine Processing
  • Tall Oil Acidulation
  • Tall Oil Fractionation
  • Tall Oil Rosin
  • Tall Oil Fatty Acids
  • Gum Rosin Processing
  • Wood Rosin Processing
  • Pulp Mill Environmental, TRS reduction and control
  • Pulp Bleaching

WHERE WE ARE:

A complete consulting engineering company serving the forest products, pulp & paper and pine chemicals (naval stores) industries. We are in Florida which is the traditional center of the U.S. Naval Stores Industry.

TECHNICAL PAPERS: 

"Wood Chemicals, A FloridaIndustry", by F. L. Prado, presented to the  joint Floridasections of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers,  Clearwater, Florida, May 1982

"ControlofAtmosphericPollutantsinaModernTall Oil  AcidulationPlant",byF.L.Prado, presented to the Pulp Chemicals  Association, Savannah, Georgia, March 1982

"Selecting Materials of Construction in a Tall Oil Acidulation Plant",  by F.L.Prado, presented to the 9th. International Naval Stores Meeting, Washington D.C., October 1982

"Tall Oil Acidulation Processes", by F.L.Prado, presented to the  American Oil Chemists Society, annual meeting, Chicago, May 1983 "TallOil Acidulation: A Review of Technology", by F. L. Prado, presented  tothePulpChemicalsAssociation,Third Special Recovery Conference,  Atlanta, Georgia, January 1984

"Pilot Plants: Uses and Applications", by John Drew P.E., Dr. F. G.  Prado and F.L.Prado P.E., presented to the joint Florida sections of the  American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, May 1988

"TallOil Fractionation:Recent Developments" by John Drew P.E. and F. L.  PradoP.E., presented to a joint session of TAPPI (Alkaline Pulping Committee) and Pulp Chemicals Association, Jacksonville, May 1990.

"SolidWasteRecyclinginFlorida"by Dr. F. G. Prado and F. L.  Prado,presented to the annual meeting of the AIChE Florida sections in  Clearwater, Florida, May 1991.

"Preparation of Preliminary Capital Cost Estimates" by F. L. Prado, presented to the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, May 1993.

"Air emissions aspects, tall oil plants", by F. L. Prado, presented to the annual meeting of the American Oil Chemists Society, Atlanta, May 1994

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"Use of FRP fabrication for corrosion resistance in vessels storing and  handling sulfuric and hydrochloric acid solutions", presented by F. L.  Prado to the annual meeting of the American Composites Manufacturers Association, Houston, Texas, May 2012


Copies of these papers are available upon request.

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