Examination of the contaminants and performance of animals fed and bedded using de-inking paper sludge

Authors: Beauchamp, Chantal Jeanne; Boulanger, R.; Matte, J.; Saint-Laurent, G.
Abstract: In the noncereal-producing areas, there is not enough straw to supply the amount required for animal bedding. However, pulp and paper mills produce tons of wood fiber wastes, including de-inking paper sludge (DPS), in which most toxic compounds are at their detection limit. Among the detected compounds in DPS, aluminum, copper, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are present and were selected as model molecules. In this context, broilers were submitted to a diet containing 0, 5, and 10% of their ration as DPS. In addition, broilers and pigs were grown on de-inking paper sludge and wood shavings beddings. The presence of aluminum and copper were evaluated in blood and bones, whereas the presence of PAHs was evaluated in fat, liver, meat, and urine or blood of broilers and pigs. Animal performances were also investigated. DPS bedding did not increase aluminum or copper contents of blood or bones or PAHs in animal tissues. Animal performances and health were similar on DPS and wood shaving beddings. Using DPS as bedding material provides an integrated source of disposal of DPS and animal manure.
Issue Date: 1 May 2002
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/81
This document was published in: Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, Vol. 42 (4), 523–528
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00244-001-0036-z
Springer-Verlag
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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