Technical Bulletin No. 0736: Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Non-Chemical Pulp and Paper Mill Sources, Part I – Screening Study

Process liquid samples from 33 mechanical pulping mills, recovered deink and non-deink fiber mills and mills which produce paper from purchased pulp were collected and analyzed to identify HAP compounds which might be expected in vent gases. The list of analytes included 99 HAP compounds, and a target detection limit of 1 mg/L was used. The major compounds present in the process liquid samples were methanol, acetaldehyde, and MEK, which are byproducts of wood pulping, chloroform, ethylene glycol, and glycol ethers.