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Main Title Options and Strategies for Reducing Mercury Releases. Report to the Advisory Council of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Mercury Contamination Reduction Initiative.
CORP Author Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul. Policy and Planning Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher Apr 2000
Year Published 2000
Stock Number PB2004-105220
Additional Subjects Mercury(Metal) ; Minnesota ; Pollution control ; Waste management ; Strategy ; Mercury compounds ; Reduction ; Contamination ; Air pollution control ; Incinerators ; Technology innovation ; Cost effectiveness ; Chemical effluents ; Hazardous materials ; Water treatment ; Waste disposal ; Compliance ; Regulations ; Waste water treatment ; Household wastes ; Consumer products ; Economic impact ; Evaluation criteria ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2004-105220 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20p
One is that, as presented, all of the cost of control could mistakenly be attributed to mercury removal. Many of these controls achieve reductions of other pollutants as well (e.g., acid gases, dioxin, other metals). In some cases (e.g., the emission guidelines for MWI (medical waste incinerators)), the choice of control technology or control strategy is aimed at reducing pollutants other than mercury. In these cases, there is a co-control benefit of mercury reduction. The benefits of reducing other pollutants should be considered when interpreting the mercury control costs. Second, the technologies available for mercury control represent relatively new applications of these technologies. Thus, in the future, it is likely that as new or emerging technologies develop, the cost-effectiveness of control will improve. Air pollution control and prevention techniques are continuously under development and improvement. There is a fairly rapid pace of innovation in the air pollution control sector. The demand for cleaner products and cleaner processes that lower overall costs, combined with the necessity for improved air and water quality, create strong incentives for technological innovation and a growing market for such innovations.