The fate of resin acids in effluent from a newsprint mill

D. Richardson, T. Parsons, N. Moore, M. Grace, A. Liang

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Over the last two years, Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Ltd has been conducting an Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) for its effluent discharge into the upper Derwent eastuary, in southern Tasmania. The first stage of the ERA identified resin acids as a potential stressor due to the association between resin acids and their toxicity to fish. Following this, a comprehensive study of their emission and dispersion in the receiving environment was conducted. Microbial incubation studies were thus incorporated into the experimental program. Finally, the resulting data was analyzed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventAppita Annual Conference and Exhibition 2001 - Hobart, Australia
Duration: 30 Apr 20012 May 2001
Conference number: 55th


ConferenceAppita Annual Conference and Exhibition 2001

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