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Main Title Development of computerized emission projection and allocation system : phase 2 comparison of existing systems /
Author Cirillo, Richard R. ; Concaildi, George A.
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Author Title of a Work
Concaildi, George A.
CORP Author Argonne National Lab., IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-450/3-77-028
Stock Number PB82-240276
OCLC Number 08230849
Subjects Air quality management--United States--Data processing ; Air quality management--Data processing
Additional Subjects Air pollution abatement ; Regional planning ; Feasibility ; Mathematical models ; Comparison ; Air quality ; Air quality for Urban and Industrial planning system ; Computer assisted area source emission gridding procedure ; Engineering science air quality system ; Metropolitan Washington council of governments models
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EKBD  EPA-450/3-77-028 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/10/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-77-028 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 450-3-77-028 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB82-240276 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 192 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report documents the second phase of a feasibility study to determine the need for a computerized emission projection and allocation (CEPA) system to assist State and local air pollution control agencies in conducting air quality analysis. This phase entailed the review and evaluation of four existing emission analysis systems: the Air Quality for Urban and Industrial Planning (AQUIP) system, the Computer-Assisted Area Source Emission (CAASE) gridding procedure, the Engineering-Science Air Quality (ESAQ) system, and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) model. The evaluation consisted of a description of the CEPA requirements without reference to any existing systems, a comparison of the existing packages to those requirements, an identification of deficiencies, an estimate of effort required to remove those deficiencies, an evaluation of the effort needed to develop an entirely new system, and an assessment of the potential savings to be realized by employing a CEPA system in place of manual procedures. The report recommends that EPA proceed with stepwise modification of the Engineering. Science model by first documenting the model and making it available. After that, EPA could then begin to modify the model to correct deficiencies uncovered by the contractor. The contractor estimates that the cost of modifying the Engineering-Science model ranges from $235,000 to $355,000. This was the lowest cost of all the options considered.
"Energy Research and Development Administration, Argonne National Laboratory, Energy and Environmental Systems Division. "September 1977." Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-191). "EPA-450/3-77-028." "Interagency agreement no. D7-0077."