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Estimating Costs of Air Pollution Control

1st Edition

By William M. Vatavuk

CRC Press

256 pages

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Hardback: 9780873711425
pub: 1990-05-03
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Description

In these pages is all the information that you-manager, engineer, or other technical professional-would need to select, size, and estimate "budget/study" level capital and annual costs for a variety of air pollution control equipment. This equipment includes wet scrubbers, carbon adsorbers, and other "add-on" devices. This book also deals with such nonstack controls as wet dust suppression systems and flue gas desulfurization systems. The costs are current (1988 or 1989 dollars) and are mainly presented in equational form for ease of computerization and updating. Clear, comprehensive equipment sizing procedures are also detailed. Finally, several detailed example problems are included to illustrate the sizing and costing procedures. This book is not just for technical personnel, however. The material is easy to grasp and use. Anyone with an air pollution control background can follow and apply the procedures and data herein. Using this book, air pollution control professionals can now develop sound, defensible (within ±30%) cost estimates with a minimum of time and effort.

Reviews

"…the latest, and possibly the only, one [book] dedicated to estimating the cost of air-pollution control…an indispensable tool for engineers concerned with the field of air-pollution control."

-Chemical Engineering

Table of Contents

2-level THE BOTTOM LINE. EPA'S Effort: The Cost of Clean Air and Water. Businesses and Air Pollution Control. Census' Survey. "Hybrid" National Control Cost Estimates. References. EXPLORING COST ENGINEERING. Cost Terminology. Total Capital Investment. Total Annual Cost. Measures of Merit. Types of Cost Estimates. References. AT THE DRAWING BOARD: AN ESTIMATING METHODOLOGY. Collect, Convert, Contain, Or Prevent? Step 1: Getting to Know the Emission Source. Step 2: Selecting and Configuring the Control Equipment. Step 3: Equipment Sizing. Step 4: Estimating the Control System Costs. Sources of Cost Information. Analyzing Cost Data. Displaying Cost Data. Retrofit Costs. References. ADD-ON CONTROLS I: AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT. Fans. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Ductwork. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Stacks. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Cyclones. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Rotary Air Locks and Screw Conveyors. Description and Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Hoods. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Buildings. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. References. ADD-ON CONTROLS II: PARTICULATE AND CONTROL DEVICES. Fabric Filters. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Electrostatic Precipitators. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Wet Scrubbers. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. References. ADD-ON CONTROLS III: GASEOUS CONTROL DEVICES. Incinerators. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Carbon Adsorbers. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Refrigerated Condensers. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. Flares. Description. Sizing Procedure. Costing Procedure. References. A POTPOURRI OF CONTROL COSTS. Wet Dust Suppression Systems (WDS). Description and Design Considerations. Costing Procedure. Coal Cleaning. Description. Costing Procedure. Flue Gas Desulfurization Systems. "Throwaway" FGD Systems. Regenerable FGD Systems. Costs for these FGD Processes. Soil Biofilters. References. ESCALATING COSTS. Escalation Indices: What, Why, and How? Some Useful Cost Indices. Chemical Engineering Plant (CEP) Index. Marshall and Swift (M & S) Equipment Cost Index. Producer Price Index. Other Indices in Brief. Equipment Cost Indices Compared. Escalating Aggregated Control Costs. Using Indices to Project Costs. References. APPENDIX A: DEPRECIATION AND THE 1986 TAX REFORM ACT. APPENDIX B: NOMENCLATURE. INDEX.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection