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Pulp and Paper Industry and the Environment

New bleached kraft pulp mills and modernised existing mills have been required to meet strict environmental guidelines set by regulatory authorities. This has led pulp mill designs to include state-of-the-art technology applications and for existing mills to incorporate new technological advances in process design which improve liquid effluent quality and/or reduce the quantity discharged. The trend is towards low-chlorine bleaching sequences or chlorine-free bleaching technology.

The formation of organochlorines and their emission in bleaching liquid effluents has become a major focus of the public's concern about the environmental impact of the pulp and paper industry.

Consulting Services

EnviroGulf Consulting offers consulting services to clients in the following areas:

Technical Services

EnviroGulf Consulting subcontracts locally or internationally-registered analytical laboratories to analyse our clients' samples. In some cases the consulting arms of the research and development divisions of operating pulp and paper manufacturers may be accessed, with client approval.

The following determinands can be analysed:

Caution is exercised when using sum parameters such as EOCl an AOX in hazard assessment and EnviroGulf Consulting appreciates their intrinsic limitations for assessing environmental impact. Where necessary or specified by regulatory authorities, it may be essential to determine the nature and concentrations of specific organochlorine compounds in the various environmental compartments that have been exposed.

Relevant Experience

The Principal of EnviroGulf Consulting has carried out toxicological reviews and undertaken aquatic surveys of the downstream effects of pulp and paper mill effluent discharges:

Other relevant work:




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