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Effects of decreased release of chlorinated compounds on solid waste

Reducing the use of chlorine-containing compounds in pulp bleaching reduces the amounts of chlorinated materials in mill solid wastes, especially in the residuals from mill wastewater treatment plants. The improvements that occurred when the industry converted from chlorine bleaching to elemental chlorine free (ECF) bleaching were dramatic. Since the transformation to ECF bleaching, the amounts and types of chlorinated chemicals that remain in industry solid wastes are well within ranges suitable for using the materials beneficially in a wide variety of ways.

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Wastewater residuals

Purging residuals from the process