CTSA - Chapter 9 - Additional Environmental Improvement Opportunities
This chapter presents module descriptions for identifying additional environmental improvement opportunities, including the following modules:
- Pollution Prevention Opportunities Assessment. [52K pdf file]
- Control Technologies Assessment. [120K pdf file]
Pollution prevention involves changes in production, operating processes, or raw materials used to prevent or reduce pollution at the source. Although the entire CTSA process can be thought of as a means of evaluating pollution prevention opportunities, the Pollution Prevention Opportunities Assessment module involves assessing workplace practices and process conditions for pollution prevention opportunities above and beyond the use of a substitute. This assessment results in a specific list of suggested actions that could be taken to reduce or eliminate pollution for each of the alternatives.
The Control Technologies Assessment module involves an assessment of end-of-the-pipe treatment and disposal technologies for pollution generated for the alternatives. Control technologies are used to reduce the toxicity and/or volume of pollutants released. The information from this module can be used to identify available options that may be used for the evaluated process and substitutes.
Data from the Pollution Prevention Opportunities Assessment module do
not necessarily flow into other modules in a CTSA. This module is intended
to give individual businesses ideas for preventing pollution, regardless
of which alternative they use. Recommended control technologies from the
Control Technologies Assessment module may flow into the Cost Analysis
module for costing, particularly if the controls are required by environmental
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