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Using Costs and Health Benefits to Estimate the Priority of Air Pollution Control Action Plan: A Case Study in Taiwan

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Department of Green Energy and Environmental Resources, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan 71101, Taiwan
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Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 10608, Taiwan
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The Center for Green Economy, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taipei 10672, Taiwan
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Environmental Research and Information Center, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan 71101, Taiwan
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(17), 5970; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10175970
Received: 27 July 2020 / Revised: 16 August 2020 / Accepted: 27 August 2020 / Published: 28 August 2020
A comparative analysis was conducted between the costs and health benefits of the Air Pollution Control Action Plan (APCAP), which can be implemented in any country to improve air quality and human health. In this study, air quality modeling was used to simulate several scenarios and implement the Kriging method to describe the PM2.5 reduction concentration instantly. Then, health benefits were estimated using the environmental benefit mapping and analysis program (BenMAP) with results from the air quality modeling and Kriging method. To estimate the priority of APCAP, 14 pollution control measures that cover point, mobile, and area sources of air pollution in Taiwan were analyzed. The results indicate that the health benefits of the Taiwan APCAP (TAPCAP) are generally greater than the technical costs. Thus, the implementation of this strategy may result in net benefits. In addition, the benefit-to-control cost ratio for health for the 14 pollution control measures was calculated. The results provide evidence to prioritize the implementation of air quality policies with a higher benefit-cost ratio. View Full-Text
Keywords: air pollution control; pollution control costs; health benefits; air quality assessment; PM2.5 air pollution control; pollution control costs; health benefits; air quality assessment; PM2.5
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Lai, H.-C.; Hsiao, M.-C.; Liou, J.-L.; Lai, L.-W.; Wu, P.-C.; Fu, J.S. Using Costs and Health Benefits to Estimate the Priority of Air Pollution Control Action Plan: A Case Study in Taiwan. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 5970. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10175970

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Lai H-C, Hsiao M-C, Liou J-L, Lai L-W, Wu P-C, Fu JS. Using Costs and Health Benefits to Estimate the Priority of Air Pollution Control Action Plan: A Case Study in Taiwan. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(17):5970. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10175970

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Lai, Hsin-Chih; Hsiao, Min-Chuan; Liou, Je-Liang; Lai, Li-Wei; Wu, Pei-Chih; Fu, Joshua S. 2020. "Using Costs and Health Benefits to Estimate the Priority of Air Pollution Control Action Plan: A Case Study in Taiwan" Appl. Sci. 10, no. 17: 5970. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10175970

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