Online Program

Industrial air emission recycling (IAER):Procedure and multiple impacts

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Philip Nolan, MPH, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Waupaca, WI
IAER intervention (Appendix / Power Point C) would have multiple beneficial public health impacts and economic effects. Waupaca County's a major Title IX emission point-source (> 300 K TPY). Waupaca's annual emission consists of CO2 (> 98%), PM10 and PM <10 particulates and > 45 TPY HAP (hazardous air pollutants, aka "benzene equivalents"). Waupaca's NR 438 CO2 emission threshold is 200 K TPY. Waupaca's actual CO2 emission is typically > 300 K TPY. Appendix / Power Points A and B show a) Wisconsin's 2010 distribution of benzene concentrates according to CASRN 71-43-2 and b) public health impact of the concentration on Waupaca's leukemia incidence. An ideal IAER intervention would contain Waupaca's total emission to separate and recycle its components. Certain federal stimulus funds focused on coal-sourced emission containment possibilities during the first phase. Some were discontinued by 2010 because of the inability to develop and market coal's NOx and sulfur residuals. Waupaca's emission is natural-gas sourced and not contaminated with substantial NOx and sulfur residuals. Waupaca's current NR 438 CO2 emission threshold = 200 K TPY; its 2011 CO2 emission = 300 K TPY. IAER-managed CO2 would be purified for direct distribution to current end-markets and be sufficient for future end-market (expansion) needs. IAER would isolate the fine and finest particulates from the current air waste environment; this would improve the Prevention of Significant Deterioration pollution control program and result in a decrease of incidence and prevalence of related pulmonary diseases. Isolation of the HAP would effect a marked reduction in Waupaca's excess leukemia incidence (Appendix B, Figure 1). IAER's cost/benefit analysis indicates a C/B < 0. IAER strategies demonstrate economic feasibility.

Learning Areas:

Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain and demonstrate how the CASRN screening procedure applies to Wisconsin's 2010 benzene emission inventory. Assess the long-term effect of continuous sub-acute hazardous air pollutant (HAP equivalents) on Wisconsin's Waupaca County (1994 - 2008 Leukemia incidence rates, Waupaca County vs Wisconsin) Assess a local intervention strategy to contain and recycle > 300 K TPY point-source industrial air emissions..

Keyword(s): Cancer Prevention, Air Quality

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: This submission is a continuation of my Environmental Section Poster Presentation to tho 2009 (?) Annual APHA Convention. In San Diego I presented evidence-based inferential epidemiology of East Central Wisconsin's leukemia incidence. The current work's consists of Wisconsin's 1994 - 2008 leukemia incidence, the state's air emission sourced benzene concentrates-and a feasible plan for intervention / prevention.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.