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Alternatives to Methyl Bromide (1993)

Paper Number: EE-0366

Document Date: 09/30/1993

Author(s):  ICF Incorporated

Subject Area(s):

Economic Analysis, Methyl Bromide, Cost-Effectiveness

Keywords:  Economic Analysis, Methyl Bromide, Cost-Effectiveness

Abstract: 

The report examines the alternatives that have been discussed as substitutes for current methyl bromide uses if methyl bromide should no longer be available and discusses the economic implications of such a phaseout. Part I provides an overview of the current uses of methyl bromide and its historical consumption, lists the major types of alternatives to methyl bromide, discusses several criteria that can be used to evaluate these alternatives, and provides an overview of the likely alternatives users would employ in the absence of methyl bromide. Part II quantitatively analyzes the cost and cost-effectiveness of a phaseout and explains the key factors that influence estimates of costs and cost-effectiveness. Part 3 contains a series of "fact sheets" on the most promising alternatives, each of which includes basic information with regards to a particular alternative on each of the criteria introduced in Part 1.

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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  • Alternatives to Methyl Bromide (PDF)(114 pp, 23 MB, 09/30/1993, EE-0366)
    The report examines the alternatives that have been discussed as substitutes for current methyl bromide uses if methyl bromide should no longer be available and discusses the economic implications of such a phaseout.