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Main Title Economic Analysis of Effluent Guidelines: Cane Sugar Refining.
Author David, Milton L. ; Buzenberg., Robert J. ;
CORP Author Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc., Manhattan, Kans.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Planning and Evaluation.
Year Published 1975
Report Number 188 ;189; EPA-68-01-1533; EPA/230/2-75/003;
Stock Number PB-248 599
Additional Subjects Food processing ; Water pollution economics ; Economic impacts ; Water pollution standards ; Cost estimates ; Water pollution abatement ; Financing ; Prices ; Technology ; Competition ; Profits ; Plant location ; Capital costs ; Operational costs ; Industrial plants ; Refining ; Sugarcane ; Employment ; Communities ; Sugar industry ; SIC 2062
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-248 599 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 112p
The cane sugar refining segment of the sugar industry (SIC 2062) is composed of 29 refineries operated by 20 companies. Most refineries, though over 50 years old, have been modernized and operate at full capacity refining raw sugar--32 percent the total capacity. Estimated after-tax return on sales are about one percent for all sizes of liquid and crystalline refineries. Prices are controlled indirectly under the price competition from other sweeteners. Imposition of effluent limitations are not expected to raise prices. Potential refinery closures by 1977 due to the imposition of the effluent limitation guidelines are estimated to be from three to five refineries representing from six to eleven percent of total production. No additional closures by 1983 are expected.