Earth Answers: Why Do Some Paper Mills Have an Odor?

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Description: Have you noticed an odor when passing by certain pulp and paper mills? This odor may have been produced during kraft pulping. This resource contains information on what causes this odor, why the kraft pulping is used and how the odor has been reduced. Find out how geographic and climatic conditions influence pulp and paper odor. There is an excellent Green Quiz at the end.
Author/Producer: TAPPI - Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Topic Areas Covered: Energy, Paper Making, Pollution, Recycling
Resource Type: Pamphlet
For Grade Levels: K-9
Publication Date: 2000
Length: 15 pages
Cost: Free (PDF download)
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? /No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Hidden Items: Forest
Geographic Location: U.S.
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Author/Producer Contact: TAPPI - Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, Public Outreach Center
Address: P.O. Box 105113
Atlanta, GA 30348-5113
Phone: 1-800-332-8686 (U.S.)

Our Message & Evaluation Criteria

  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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