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Tools and Calculators

Several tools and calculators exist that can help you determine the best pollution prevention strategies for your area. The tables below consolidate these tools and calculators into one place for your use.

General Tools and Calculators
Tool/Calculator
Description
AirControlNET PC-based database tool for conducting pollutant emissions control strategy and costing analysis. Overlays a detailed control measure database on EPA emissions inventories to compute source- and pollutant-specific emission reductions and associated costs at various geographic levels (national, regional, local).
Baltimore Community Environmental Partnership Air Committee Technical Report This report describes the work and results of the 3-year air-screening pilot project organized by a partnership in Baltimore, Maryland. It illustrates the development and implementation of a new methodology for evaluating air quality impacts of hazardous air pollutant emissions.
Community Toolbox Exit EPA Disclaimer Provides over 6,000 pages of practical information to support your work in promoting community health and development.
The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality Describes where indoor air quality problems may occur in the home and provides ways to improve indoor air quality.
Tox Town Exit EPA Disclaimer This Web site uses graphics to introduce toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might face in everyday life and places.

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Indoor Air Tools and Calculators
Sector
Calculator(s)/Tool(s)
Description
Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools School Advanced Ventilating Engineering Software (SAVES) Tool to help school designers assess the potential financial payback and indoor humidity control benefits of Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems for school applications.
Reduce Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke An Online Guide to Secondhand Smoke Exit EPA Disclaimer Resources discussing health risks, statistical information etc.

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Outside Air (Other) Tools and Calculators
Sector
Calculator(s)/Tool(s)
Description
Dry Cleaning Cleaner Technology Substitutes Assessment: Professional Fabricare Technologies Provides comparative cost, risk, and performance information on professional fabricare technologies.
Painting and Coating Manufacturing and Operations Paint and Coatings Resource Center (PCRC) Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) Calculators Exit EPA Disclaimer Provides calculators that determine the VOC and HAP emissions from four different scenarios: (1) VOC, HAP emissions per gallon of coating, less water, where the weight of water per gallon is known; (2) VOC, HAP emissions per gallon of coating, less water, where the percent water by weight is known; (3) VOC, HAP emissions per gallon of solids; and (4) VOC, HAP emissions per weight of solids.
Understanding and Using the PCRC Emissions Calculators Exit EPA Disclaimer Provides instructions on how to use the PCRC emissions calculators.

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Outside Air (Transportation Sources) Tools and Calculators
Calculator(s)/Tool(s)
Description
National Mobile Inventory Model (NMIM) This free, desktop computer application can help develop estimates of current and future emission inventories for on-road motor vehicles and nonroad equipment.
NONROAD Model Primarily used for estimating air pollution inventories by professional mobile source modelers such as state air quality officials and consultants.

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