Acidic Emissions Control Technology and Costs

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Noyes Data Corporation, Jan 1, 1989 - Political Science - 155 pages
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"From the Introduction: " The Acid Precipitation Act of 1980 established an Interagency Task Force to develop a comprehensive research program for investigation of acid precipitation issues. The National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) was subsequently established to develop the necessary data and provide a framework for policy recommendations in regard to acid precipitations. One aspect of the overall acid deposition issue is to understand the role and significance of direct emissions of acidic materials. As such, it is necessary to identify the major industrial sources of direct emissions of acidic material (e.g., sulfates, chlorides) and to evaulate the control of these materials. In addition, it is important to know if the most cost-effective methods for reducing acidic emissions differ from those for controlling acid deposition precursors (SO2, NOx, and VOC). Accordingly, the objectives of this study were: 1) to identify and characterize stationary combustion and industrial sources of directly emitted acidic materials in the United States; 2) to evaluate the technical feasibility of control techniques for these sources; and 3) to estimate the costs of applying these control technologies. This assessment was conducted via review and analysis of existing data including the preliminary control strategies evaluated by the Interagency Task Force. The potential for emissions from transportation sources was not examined in this study. Results of the study can be used to evaluate the merits of controlling directly emitted acidic materials as part of a policy evaluation of overall acid deposition control strategies. For example, if it were determined that for a region localemissions of directly emitted acid materials were more significant than lon

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