Pulp Mills and the Environment: an Annotated Bibliography for Nothern Alberta

Pulp & Paper Mills

Bamsey, C.R., editor. Directory of Primary Wood-Using Industries in Alberta - 1988. Edmonton: Forestry Canada and Alberta Forestry, Lands and Wildlife, 1988. Names and addresses of the 306 firms (sawmills, planer mills, panelboard mills, wood treatment plants, and pulp and paper mills) that use cut logs in Alberta. Statistics for 1987 are provided for each firm as well as several useful appendices.

Eddie, Howard. Environmental Control for Pulp and Paper Mills. Park Ridge, N.J.: Noyes, 1984. Good overview for air and water pollution but references are old.

Heimburger, Stanley A., Daniel S. Blevins, Joseph H. Bostwick and G. Paul Donnini. Kraft Mill Bleach Plant Effluents: Recent Developments Aimed at Decreasing Their Environmental Impact. Parts 1 and 2. Tappi Journal, volume 71, numbers 10 and 11?, pages 51-60 and 69-78, October and November 1986. Covers extended and oxygen delignification, substitution of bleaching chemicals and process modifications.

Kirkpatrick, Neil. Environmental Issues in the Pulp and Paper Industries: A Literature Review. Leatherhead, Surrey, England: Pira Information Services, 1991. Reviews environmental issues with respect to use of wood, pulping, bleaching, papermaking and recycling, biotechnology and legislation in the United Kingdom. There are 105 abstracts plus 18 additional references.

McCubbin, Neil. State-of-the-Art of the Pulp and Paper Industry and its Environmental Practices. Ottawa: Environment Canada, 1984. Report EPS-3-EP-84-2. A review of such topics as: forestry operations, debarking, pulping systems, chemical recovery, washing and screening, bleaching, papermaking, steam and power, effluents, computer applications, energy, and costs.

McCubbin, Neil. The Basic Technology of the Pulp and Paper Industry and Its Environmental Protection Practices. Ottawa: Environmental Protection Programs Directorate, Environment Canada, 1983. Report EPS-6-EP-83-1. This is a training manual written mainly from the environment protection point-of-view. It covers the importance and history of the industry in Canada, wood preparation, pulping, screening and cleaning, bleaching, stock preparation, paper machines and dryers, chemical recovery, steam and electrical generation, and effluent treatment. Its appendices include: chemical symbols, wood chemistry, and a glossary.

Miller Freeman Publishers. Lockwood-Post's Directory of the Pulp, Paper and Allied Trades. San Francisco, California: Miller Freeman, 1989. Addresses of pulp and paper businesses in Canada and U.S.A.

Nghia, Hoc Tran. Deposit Control Technology for Kraft Recovery Units. Ottawa: Industrial Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Service, Environment Canada, 1984. Report EPS 3/PF/1. When the black liquor is burned in a recovery unit, the combustion products form deposits inside the unit. These deposits reduce the efficiency of the recovery unit. This paper describes an instrument that measures the amount of deposit accumulation.

Sandwell and Company. Dead Load Reduction in the Kraft Pulping Process. Industrial Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Service, Environment Canada, 1986. Report EPS 3/PF/2. Dead load refers to the amounts of non-reactive chemicals being re-cycled within the pulping process. This paper focuses on improving the efficiencies of the white liquor evaporation process at the Great Lakes Forest Products mill.

Science Council of Canada. A Sectoral Approach to Innovation: The Case of the Forest-Product Industries. Ottawa: Science Council of Canada, 1987. Catalogue No. SS31-14/6-1987. Recommendations to the Canadian industry to improve its technologies and increase research and development.

Thomas, Randy. Pulp and Poison. Monday Magazine, volume 15, number 3, cover, pages 6 - 9, 12-18 January 1989. This article concentrates on the environmental problems of a pulp mill in Creston, British Columbia. It also covers the frustrations of ordinary people trying to deal with the pulp industry.

Woodbridge, Reed and Associates. Aspen for High Quality Chemi-Mechanical Pulps: Overview for Alberta. Vancouver: The company, 1981. Use of poplar in an alternative process to Kraft bleaching.

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