DETERMINING AIR POLLUTION CONTROL COSTS

A GENERAL PROCEDURE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED THAT CAN BE FOLLOWED FOR ESTIMATING THE COST OF REDUCING AIR POLLUTION EMISSIONS WITHIN A METROPOLITAN REGION. THE SIX STEP PROCEDURE EXAMINES EMISSION INVENTORIES, REGIONAL TRENDS, CONTROL TRENDS, ALTERNATE CONTROL SCHEMES, CONTROL COSTS, AND OPTIMUM COST-EFFECTIVENESS. THE PROCEDURE IS ILLUSTRATED FOR ONE EMISSION SOURCE IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY. BY APPLICATION OF "FEASIBLE CONTROLS," AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS WERE SHOWN TO BE REDUCED FROM 4.5 BILLION POUNDS PER YEAR IN THE REGION DURING 1968 TO 1.5 BILLION POUNDS IN THE YEAR 2000. ANNUAL CONTROL COSTS DURING THE SAME PERIOD WILL INCREASE FROM $30 MILLION TO OVER $300 MILLION PER YEAR. THIS REPRESENTS A COST INCREASE FROM $15 PER REGISTERED VEHICLE IN 1968 TO ABOUT $58 PER VEHICLE PER YEAR IN 2000. A METHOD WAS ILLUSTRATED FOR DETERMINING MINIMUM COST TO ACHIEVE ANY DESIRED DEGREE OF EMISSION REDUCTION WHERE ALTERNATE FEASIBLE CONTROL SCHEMES ARE AVAILABLE. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PRESENT STUDY ARE TO APPLY THIS METHOD TO OTHER SOURCES WITHIN THE DELAWARE VALLEY AND TO DETERMINE TOTAL REGIONAL COSTS FOR VARIOUS LEVELS OF EMISSION REDUCTION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 19, No 12, PP 917-923
  • Authors:
    • Jackson, W E
    • Wohlers, H C
    • Decoursey, W
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

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  • Accession Number: 00239941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1970 12:00AM