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International Paper

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Painting/Coating

Industry: Paper Production

Wastes Reduced: Solvent

Substance: Paint Thinner

Equipment: Distillation

Location: Texarkana TX

No. of employees: 1050

Contact: Ken Howorth

Phone: (903) 796-1412



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Environmental Benefits:

Since 1988, these projects have resulted in significant reductions in waste generaton. The Texarkana mill has been able to reduce Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels by 60% and dioxin in our effluent to levels so low that they are non-detectable according to the procedures established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We have also reduced emissions of chloroform, a compound on the list of EPA's 17 most toxic chemicals, by over 360,000 pounds a year or 88%. The oxygen delignification system reduced the use of elemental chlorine by over 19,000 tons per year. Water use at the facility has been reduced by over 5 million gallons a day. Reductions in BOD has allowed us to discontinue use of ammonia (543 tons/year) and phosphoric acid (26 tons/year) additions to our effluent treatment streams.

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Details of Reductions

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Source: TCEQ
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