Cost-effective control of SO2 emissions in Asia

Cofala, J., Amann, M. ORCID:, Gyarfas, F., Schoepp, W. ORCID:, Boudri, J.C., Hordijk, L., Kroeze, C., Li, J., et al. (2004). Cost-effective control of SO2 emissions in Asia. Journal of Environmental Management 72 (3) 149-161. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2004.04.009.

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Despite recent efforts to limit the growth of SO2 emissions in Asia, the negative environmental effects of sulphur emissions are likely to further increase in the future. This paper presents an extension of the RAINS-Asia integrated assessment model for acidification in Asia with an optimisation routine that can be used to identify cost-effective emission control strategies that achieve environmental targets for ambient SO2 concentrations and sulphur deposition at least costs. Example scenarios developed with this optimisation module demonstrate a potential for significant cost savings in Asia, if emission controls are allocated to those sources that have the largest environmental impact and are cheapest to control. It is shown that strategies that simultaneously address harmful population exposure and the risk of vegetation damage from acid deposition result in the most cost-effective use of resources spent for emission controls.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated assessment; sulphur emissions; emission controls; health and ecosystems effects; cost-efficiency; optimisation; Asia
Research Programs: Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Bibliographic Reference: Journal of Environmental Management; 72(3):149-161 [2004]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:18

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