||Mercury study report to Congress : volume 8. an evaluation of mercury control technologies and costs.
Keating, M. H. ;
Maxwell, W. H. ;
Driver, L. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
|| Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Mercury--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Mercury--Toxicology--United States. ;
Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Mercury wastes--Environmental aspects--United States.
Air pollution control ;
Pollution control equipment ;
Mercury compounds ;
Air pollution abatement ;
Material separation ;
Flue gases ;
Exhaust emissions ;
Combustion products ;
Material substitution ;
Industrial plants ;
Chemical plants ;
Air pollution sources ;
Water chemistry ;
Air pollution effects ;
Clean Air Act ;
Cost effectiveness ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
This volume focuses on mercury control technologies, costs, and financial impact estimates for four industries; municipal waste combustors, medical waste incinerators, utility boilers, and chlor-alkali plants. Control technologies reviewed for feasibility are pollution prevention measures (including product substitution and process modification), materials separation, and flue gas treatment methods. Analysis of Clean Air Act Authorities that could be used to control mercury emission sources are summarized. Specific technological approaches to limiting mercury emissions for these four industries are described along with data needed to improve these assessments. Existing Federal and State Control Programs to control mercury uses, releases, and exposures are described. Additional alternative to managing mercury emissions are described and include: pollution prevention measures (e.g., product substitution, process modification, and materials separations); coal cleaning, alternative approaches and flue gas treatment technologies.
Principal authors: Martha H. Keating [and others]. "December 1997." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-452/R-97-010--Cover, v. 9. Microfiche.
v. I. Executive summary -- v. II. An inventory of anthropogenic mercury emissions in the United States -- v. III. Fate and transport of mercury in the environment -- v. IV. An assessment of exposure to mercury in the United States -- v. V. Health effects of mercury and mercury compounds -- v. VI. An ecological assessment for anthropogenic mercury emissions in the United States -- v. VII. Characterization of human health and wildlife risks from mercury exposure in the United States -- v. VIII. An evaluation of mercury control technologies and costs.