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Preliminary Study of Sources of Inorganic Arsenic, Final.

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the severity of inorganic arsenic emissions from seven source categories including primary copper, lead, and zinc smelting, secondary lead smelting, cotton ginning, glass manufacturing, and arsenic chemical manufacturing. The magnitue of arsenic emissions from each source category were quantified and control systems were investigated to determine baseline and estimated best control (EBC) for arsenic. The environmental, energy, and economic costs of implementing EBC, in source categories where it is not being used, were estimated. Two source categories, primary lead smelting and arsenic chemical manufacturing, were determined to have EBC in place as a result of compliance with existing regulations.

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Arsenic; Air pollution control; Hazardous air pollutant; Copper smelting; Lead smelting; Zinc smelting; Secondary lead smelting; Cotton gins; Glass manufacturing; Arsenic chemical manufacturing
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1982
A.82.26
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Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Office of Pollutant Assessment
Office Division:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
EPA Author:
Peters, Warren D.
Document Type:
Economic Impact Assessment
Contractors:
Radian Corporation
Document Status:
Final
Pages:
298

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