||Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program Case Studies: Demonstrating Program Outcomes, Volume II (132 pp, 2.87 MB) (EPA/600/R-06/082) September 2006
This document includes case studies of eight selected ETV-verified technologies or technology groups: four air and energy technology case studies and four water technology case studies. One is an update of a case study originally published in Volume I of this document.
This volume also includes a complete list of references and concludes with a set of appendices that provide a detailed discussion of the methods used to estimate outcomes in several of the case studies.
Each case study begins with a summary of actual and estimated outcomes, followed by three sections:
- Environmental, Health, and Regulatory Background – describes the pollutant or environmental issue the technology is designed to address, the human health and environmental impacts associated with the pollutant or issue, and regulatory programs or voluntary initiatives to which the technology can be applied
- Technology Description – describes the technology, identifies what makes the technology innovative, and summarizes the performance results as verified by ETV
- Outcomes – provides estimates of outcomes from verification and from implementing the technology
The outcomes include:
- Pollutant (or emissions) reduction estimates, such as pounds of pollutant removed nationwide by actual or projected applications of the technology
- Environmental and human health estimates, such as cases of disease or death avoided nationwide by actual or projected applications of the technology
- Resource conservation estimates, such as the types of natural or human-made resources that the technology can conserve
- Economic and financial estimates, such as the economic value of avoided cases of disease or cost savings to users of the technology
- Regulatory compliance estimates, such as the number of facilities that the technology can assist in complying with a regulation
- Technology acceptance and use estimates, such as evidence that ETV verification has led to increased use of the technology
- Scientific advancement estimates, such as improvements in technology performance due to ETV verification or scientific uncertainties that can be addressed by verification
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