Technical Bulletin No. 0819: Factors that Affect Chloroform, AOX, Chlorinated Phenolic Compounds, TCDD, and TCDF in Kraft Mill ECF Bleach Plant Effluents – A Literature Review

This bulletin summarizes the available literature related to formation, destruction, and in-process control of chlorine-containing compounds regulated under the revised effluent limitations guidelines promulgated by EPA in April 1998. This information was compiled to provide a reference for mills seeking insight into factors that influence the discharge rates of these newly regulated parameters. Wood species, D0 stage pH, and carryover of D0 stage filtrate to the subsequent extraction stage have been reported to be important variables for chloroform formation.