Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol. 2: Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries


  • Nicholas P Cheremisinoff, Consulting Engineer, Ph.D. (Ch.E.). Consulting engineer
  • Paul Rosenfeld, UCLA School of Public Health; Soil/Water/Air Protection Enterprise, Santa Monica

This new Handbook provides a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors.

Each volume covers, for each industry sector:
* the manufacturing technologies
* waste management
* pollution
* methods for estimating and reporting emissions
* treatment and control technologies
* worker and community health risk exposures
* cost data for pollution management
* cleaner production and prevention alternatives

Best Practices in the Wood and Paper Industries provides an overview of the forestry, wood preserving, pulp and paper industries and identifies the key environmental aspects, supported by case studies of major incidents. It provides general explanations of the major unit operations and processes in pulp and paper mills and wood treating plants, covering new trends alongside traditional methods. The environmental issues regarding air, water and solid waste are all addressed, identifying all US plants and their TRI data, and the authors provide calculation methods for properly accounting for air emissions and P2 practices to reduce them.

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Engineers, professors, students, government agencies


Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-096446-1

Table of Contents

1. Wood Preservation Chemicals

1.1 Introduction
1.2 Wood Types and Products
1.3 Chemicals Used in Preservation

2. Wood Preserving Technology

2.1 Introduction
2.2 General Facility Overview
2.3 Timber Preparation
2.4 Wood Treating

3. Pollution and Pollution Controls

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Sources of Waste and Pollution
3.3 Drip Pads
3.4 Fate and Transport
3.5 Case Studies

4. Air Pollution from Wood Treating

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Emission Sources
4.3 Emission Factors
4.4 Wood Waste Burning
4.5 Emission Factors for Other Wood Manufacturing Practices

5. Pollution Prevention and Best Practices for the Wood Preserving Industry

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Recommended Best Management Practices and Technologies
5.3 Cleaner Production through Gasification
5.4 Commitment to Pollution Prevention and Environmental Management System

6. Sources of Air Emissions from Pulp and Paper Mills

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Manufacturing Technologies
6.3 Chemicals of Concern and Pollution Sources
6.4 Regulations
6.5 Emission Factors
6.6 Case Studies
6.7 References

7. Pollution Prevention and Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry

7.1 Introduction
7.2 General P2 Practices
7.3 Cleaner Production
7.4 Audit Forms for Initial Environmental Reviews