||Pacific Environmental Services, Inc., Durham, NC. ;Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
The manual is an aid to EPA regional, state, and local air pollution control agency technical personnel in selecting, evaluating, and developing costs of air pollution control techniques for reducing or eliminating the emission of potentially hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial/commercial sources. It contains information that should be useful for reviewing permit applications or for informing interested parties as to the type, basic design, and cost of available HAP control systems. Since the definition of a HAP is very broad (encompasses potentially thousands of compounds), it is not possible for the handbook to include an all-inclusive list of HAP compounds and compound-specific control techniques. However, there are only a few available generic air pollution control techniques, and the factors affecting their cost and performance as applied to many noncriteria pollutants have been identified and discussed in the literature.