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Optimization Models for Regional Air Pollution Control

  • Robert Abrams
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 5)

Abstract

Under the Clean Air Act of 1970, the United States government has required the Environmental Protection Agency to set primary and secondary standards** for air pollutants. Standards have been set for six pollutants and these are shown in the Table. Also, under the Act, each state is required to establish regulations on pollutant emissions which will enable the standards to be met by 1975. Thus, in the United States air quality standards have been set by the federal government, but (with certain exceptions such as automobile emissions) methods of meeting the standards must be set by the state and local governments. Past and present air pollution regulations have been established with little or no attempt at any overall optimization. In this paper methods of obtaining optimal emission control strategies will be described and some aspects of the implementation problem will be discussed.

Keywords

Optimal Control Strategy Actual Control Method High Sulfur Coal Optimal Dual Variable Pollution Control Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Abrams
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  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Management SciencesThe Technological Institute Northwestern UniversityUSA

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