Flexible Polyurethane Foam Emission Reduction Technologies Cost Analysis, Preliminary Draft.
Superceded by A.96.32
Under the authority of Section 112 of the Clean Air Act, the EPA is currently developing a Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard for the manufacture of flexible polyurethane foam. As part of this effort, the EPA initiated a study to allow the estimation of the costs of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emission reduction technologies for the flexible polyurethane foam industry. This document describes this study and its results. Only technologies that are currently being used, or those under investigation that are generally considered to be promising were included in the study. Information on cost and emission reduction potential, as well as process and operational information, was compiled for each technology. Information was collected from chemical manufacturers, product vendors, trade associations, foam producers, and other sources. Once the information was collected, it was analyzed and applied to "representative" facilities to evaluate the capital and operational costs, as well as the emission reduction and cost effectiveness, of each alternative.
|Air pollution; Hazardous air pollutants; Emission reduction; Polyurethane foam|
|Office of Air and Radiation|
|Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards|
|Emission Standards Division|