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Main Title Localized Study of Gray Iron Foundries to Determine Business and Technical Commonalities Conducive to Reducing Abatement Costs.
CORP Author Commins (J. A.) and Associates, Inc., Fort Washington, Pa.
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-68-04-0043; 1081;
Stock Number PB-209 291
Additional Subjects ( Iron and steel industry ; Air pollution control equipment) ; ( Air pollution ; Industrial wastes) ; Foundries ; Interest groups ; Regulations ; Cost estimates ; Capital costs ; Operating costs ; Process variables ; Financing ; Taxes ; Reverberatory furnaces ; Scrubbers ; Government policies ; Particles ; Furnance cupolas ; Gas filters ; Design criteria ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution economics
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-209 291 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 191p
The thesis was that economies of scale both in purchase and in financing costs might be available to the grey iron foundries for air pollution control equipment, thereby lessening the financial impact in complying with air pollution regulations. This group buying-financing management technique was not known to have been applied to procurement and financing of air pollution abatement devices in any industry. The salient attributes of such an organization were surveyed. The various regulations in the geographical area of concern were examined to establish a tentative grouping of foundries by degree of control needed. Foundry operating procedures and cupola design factors that could affect cupola emissions were evaluated. Performance-cost tradeoff factors were studied, including a possible process change. Quotations were obtained for reverberatory furnace process replacement, and for a venturi scrubber as a function of quantity. Various financing alternatives were explored.