Pollution in the Uruguay - Argentina border: critical data analysis from two rivers and the pulp mill effluent
by Elías Jorge Matta
International Journal of Environment and Health (IJENVH), Vol. 9, No. 1, 2018

Abstract: In November 2016, Uruguay and Argentina released a joint report on the results of the monitoring of the Uruguay River, Gualeguaychú River and UPM pulp mill effluent. Data analysis from that report disclosed five key facts: 1) The mill effluent flow remained practically constant, over a period where the mill production grew 300,000 ADt/year; 2) discrepancy in the effluent flow between the Joint Report against UPM Official Reports; 3) the mass flux of adsorbable organic halides (AOX) and phenolic substances in the mill effluent falls in the periods of production growth; 4) the existence of significant peaks in the mass flux of AOX on the surface of the Uruguay River, close to the mill; 5) a mass balance in the Uruguay River revealed an unaccounted AOX input to the river, originated in the mill, with a contribution of at least twice the AOX measured in the mill effluent.

Online publication date: Wed, 28-Mar-2018

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environment and Health (IJENVH):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com