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Main Title The cost of air pollution control to cotton ginners /
Author Wilmot, Charles A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Looney, Zolon Marion,
McCaskill, Oliver L.,
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service,
Year Published 1974
Report Number ERS-536
OCLC Number 927453564
Subjects Cotton gins and ginning--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Factory and trade waste--Economic aspects--United States. ; Air quality management--Economic aspects--United States.
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EKBD  ERS-536 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/09/2015
Collation iv, 35 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"February 1974."--Page ii. Includes bibliographical references. "ERS-536."
Contents Notes
"Under present and anticipated control regulations, cotton gins will need to reduce air pollution. Estimates for the cost of installing cyclones (which remove particles from the air by centrifugal force) and inline air filters, plus the costs of overhead storage hoppers and trucks for hauling, range from nearly $24,000 for a 6-bale per hour gin designed for machine-picked cotton to well over $53,000 for a plant capable of ginning 36 bales of stripper-harvested cotton per hour. If future air pollution regulations require all of the approximately 3,900 active gins to install this equipment, total investment cost would exceed $100 million."--Page iv.