Technical Bulletin No. 0572: Pulping Effluents in the Aquatic Environment – Part I: A Review of the Published Literature

In 1988, Procter and Gamble Company retained Sirrine Environmental Consultants to assemble available information on pulping effluents in the aquatic environment. This project was undertaken to facilitate an examination of the sources of apparent contradictions between recent North American and Northern European research on the aquatic effects of pulping effluents. This technical bulletin, the first of two technical bulletins containing the results of this compilation, summarizes the published literature on pulping effluents (especially bleached kraft mill effluents) in the aquatic environment.