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Main Title Economic Analysis of Effluent Guidelines: Nonfertilizer Phosphate Manufacturing Industry. Phase II.
Author David, Milton L. ; Jones, C. Clyde ; Malk., J. M. ;
CORP Author Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc., Manhattan, Kans.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1976
Report Number 139; EPA-68-01-1533; EPA/230/2-76/043;
Stock Number PB-253 483
Additional Subjects Water pollution economics ; Economic impacts ; Industrial wastes ; Phosphorus ; Water pollution abatement ; Water pollution standards ; Cost estimates ; Prices ; Profits ; Economics ; Capitalized costs ; Pilot plants ; Fertilizers ; Phosphoric acid ; Phosphate industry ; SIC 2819 ; SIC 2874
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-253 483 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 131p
This study of nonfertilizer phosphate manufacturing industry study, SIC 2819 and 2874, specifically involved three segments--4 defluorinated phosphate rock (DFP) plants, 11 defluorinated wet phosphoric acid plants and 1 sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) plant. Most of the plants are reasonably profitable. Pricing of these products is complex in that their demand is derived, i.e. feed phosphates, liquid fertilizers, soaps and detergents. Feed phosphates and liquid fertilizer markets together are expected to grow at 8 to 12 percent per annum. STPP use is declining. Because of the amount of in-place pollution control technology, direct pass-on of control costs is not expected. The 4 DFP plants currently meet control requirements and should not be impacted. Three defluorinated acid plants may close due to pollution control regulations although one of these may close under baseline conditions. The STPP plant may close in face of impending pollution control guidelines.