Unit 4 scholarly activity | MEE 6201 – Advanced Pollution Prevention | Columbia Southern University

   Unit 4 Assignment

Address all three of the following writing prompts. Your responses to your three chosen prompts should be at least 350 words each. No title page is needed, but be sure to indicate which writing prompts you are addressing at the top of each response. Each response needs its own reference page.

Writing Prompts (respond to all three):

  1. Review the Reading Assignment titled as “Pollution Prevention Practices in Oregon’s Electronics Industry” by Harding and Jones. In your review, include: 
  • An overview of the article, 
  • Benefits of using pollution prevention in the electronics industry, 
  • Specific process modifications discussed in the article,
  • Chemical substitutions mentioned in the article, 
  • Economics of making the suggested changes, and 
  • Discuss the reasons why companies might not embrace pollution prevention. 
  1. Review the Reading Assignment titled as “Optimal Deployment of Emissions Reduction Technologies for Construction Equipment” by Barl, Zietsman, Quadrifoglio, and Farzaneh. In your review: 
  • Write an overview of the article. 
  • Describe hydrogen enrichment (HE), selective catalytic reduction (SCR), and fuel additive (FA) technologies. 
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of HE, SCR, and FA, including a discussion of costs. 
  • Does the computer model do a satisfactory job of determining the best technology? Explain. 
  • What would be your recommendations as far as which technology (HE, SCR, and/or FA) should be used, or should none be used? 
  1. Review the Reading Assignment titled as “Flue Gas Desulfurization: The State of the Art” by Srivastava and Jozewicz. In your review: 
  • Write an overview of the article. 
  • Describe flue gas desulfurization (FGD) at coal-fired power plants and why it is used. 
  • Explain the details of one once-through process and one re-generable process. 
  • Summarize the section titled “The MEL [magnesium enhanced slurry] Cost Model.” 
  • Discuss how the article is useful to a pollution prevention manager. 
  • Conduct an Internet search to explain the concept of Best Available Technology (BAT) and whether any of the FGD processes described in the article are considered BATs.

Please access the following articles to read for this unit.

To access the following resources, use the CSU Library database.

Bari, M. E., Zietsman, J., Quadrifoglio, L., & Farzaneh, M. (2011). Optimal deployment of emissions reduction technologies for construction equipment. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 61(6), 611-630.

Harding, A. K, & Jones, C. L. (1997, Jan.-Feb.). Pollution prevention practices in Oregon’s electronics industry. Journal of Environmental Health, 59(6) , 21.

Srivastava, R. K., & Jozewicz, W. (2001). Flue gas desulfurization: The state of the art. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 51(12), 1676-1688.