Total Environmental Control - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080262765, 9781483182322

Total Environmental Control

1st Edition

The Economics of Cross-Media Pollution Transfers

Authors: Julian Lowe David Lewis Martin Atkins
eBook ISBN: 9781483182322
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 134
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Total Environmental Control: The Economics of Cross-Media Pollution Transfers covers the theoretical basis of cross-media transfers of pollution. This book is organized into three parts encompassing 11 chapters that discuss the difference between cross-media transfers and trade-offs. It addresses the common thread of economic analysis. This book deals first with the definitions of voluntary solutions to cross-media problems and provides an introduction to sewage treatment and disposal. The next chapters are concerned with the basic oxygen furnace; description of electric arc furnace; conceptual and practical problems in the evaluation of environmental costs and benefits; and energy requirements for pollution control in specific industries. These topics are followed by discussions of the use of Delphi technique, the environmental energy requirements, and the status of the iron and steel manufacture. The last chapter is devoted to the case studies of fertilizer manufacturers and on the water pollution control. The book can provide useful information to environmentalists, scientists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction and Evidence

Chapter I The Cross-Media Problem

Cross-Media Problems: Some Definitions

Voluntary Solutions to Cross-Media Problems


Chapter 2 Transfers to Water - A Case Study


'Wet Scrubbing'


Sewage Treatment and Disposal

Other Issues


Chapter 3 The Fertilizer Industry


Sources of Cross-Media Transfers

Case Studies of Fertilizer Manufacturers

Chapter 4 Iron and Steel and Iron Founding


The Basic Oxygen Furnace

The Electric Arc Furnace

Iron Founding

Iron Founding: A Composite Case

Iron Founding: Specific Case


Chapter 5 Energy Requirements of Pollution Control Equipment


Environmental Energy Requirements

Energy Requirements for Pollution Control in Specific Industries


Part II Methodology of Assessment

Chapter 6 Cost-Benefit Analysis


Conceptual and Practical Problems in the Evaluation of Environmental Costs and Benefits


Chapter 7 An Alternative Approach to Cross-Media Evaluation

The Rationale for Using a 'Delphi' Technique

The Battelle Columbus Approach to Pollutant Weightings

The 'Delphi' Technique: Our Own Experiment


Chapter 8 An Application of the Alternative Approach

Scope of the Analysis

Power Generation

Iron and Steel Manufacture

Iron Founding

Cross-Industry Comparisons and Conclusions

Part III Public Policy and Conclusions

Chapter 9 Comprehensive and Piecemeal Approaches to Control


A Comprehensive Approach

An Economic Model

Conclusion and Evaluation

Chapter 10 Standards and Charges

Economic Analysis

Policy Implications

Chapter 11 Conclusion

Appendix I

Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Author

Julian Lowe

David Lewis

Affiliations and Expertise

David Lewis FRCP(UK), PhD, DTM&H Head of the Sexually Transmitted Infections Reference Centre, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Honorary Associate Professor, Division of Medical Microbiology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Martin Atkins

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