Emission standards handbook, IEACR/96

Author(s): Alessandra McConville

Ref: IEACR/96
ISBN: 92-9029-290-3
Published Date: 01/08/1997
No. of Tables: 5
No. of Figures: 0
No. of Pages: 201


As concern about local, regional and transboundary effects of air pollution increases, air pollutant legislation is being introduced or is being made more stringent around the world. In Western Europe, North America and Japan, new approaches to air pollution are being discussed, and emission standards are being tightened or supplemented by other measures. Central and Eastern European countries are highly dependent on low-rank domestic coals which has resulted in severe air pollution in much of the region. Most of these countries have introduced, or are introducing air pollution legislation, often based on EC legislation. In many parts of Asia, coal is increasingly used for power generation. However, air pollution problems have also been increasing and are causing health problems. Legislation to control air pollution is being introduced and will be important for both existing and new coal-fired plant. This handbook covers most countries with current and proposed emission standards for coal-fired plants. It includes legislation in the thirteen IEA Coal Research member countries, in the EC countries, most Central and Eastern European countries and some Asian countries. In total, the handbook covers 35 countries. International standards and legislation are also discussed and explained. Click here for summary tables of emission standards.

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