Ambient Monoterpenes from Stone Groundwood Pulp Production

Ann-Margret Strömvall, Göran Petersson
1990 Holzforschung  
Composition and ambient concentrations in air were studied for monoterpenes from stone groundwood production at a Swedish plant using exclusively pulp wood from Norwegian spruce. Field samples were taken on Tenax adsorption cartridges and analyzed by thermal desorption combined with temperature programmed capillary gas chromatography. The major monoterpenes emitted from the process were ~-pinene (54-59%) and ~-pinene (24-28%). Limonene, 3-carene, f3 -phellandrene, camphene and myrcene (1-10%
more » ... d myrcene (1-10% each) followed in decreasing relative proportions. ambient monoterpene concentrations above 500 Total 3 pglm were assessed at ground level downwind from the emissions. Photo-oxidants formed in the mono terpene plumes are discussed with respect to forest damage and health hazards.
doi:10.1515/hfsg.1990.44.6.449 fatcat:ggxhqchz6zfxzl43wex6xxwv7a