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Control Technologies for Hazardous Air Pollution

The 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act list 189 toxic air pollutants that must be controlled within specified time periods. Since many of these compounds are controllable by similar control technologies with the appropriate system design, this Handbook provides generic information that may be applicable in specific situations. This edition supersedes the first handbook published in 1986 by the same title (EPA/625/6-86/014). No new technologies have been described, but all costs have been updated from the latest literature and vendor information. The objective of this Handbook is to present a methodology for determining the perfor- mance and cost of air pollution control techniques designed to reduce or eliminate the emissions of potentially hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from industrial/commercial sources.

A corresponding computer program (HAP PRO version 1.0), which will perform necessary calculations from user input data, is also available from the Control Technology Center in Research Triangle Park, NC (Telephone No. 919-541-0800). The Handbook was the basis for the software design. This software was designed to be user-friendly and to duplicate the manual calculations of the Handbook.

This Handbook may be used by EPA regional, state and local air pollution control agency technical personnel and others to (a) respond to inquiries from interested parties (e.g., prospective permit applicants) regarding the HAP control requirements for a specified process or facility and (b) evaluate/review permit applications for sources with the potential to emit HAPs. It also may be used by facility owners and other technical persons to estimate control costs.

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