ECONOMICS AND MARKET
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF DUST COLLECTING
FROM EXIT GAS AND ASPIRATION EXHAUST
IN REFRACTORY PRODUCTION
Yu. V. Krasovitskii,
S. V. Éntin,
S. L. Kabargin,
D. A. Ermolychev,
B. G. Kolbeshkin,
M. N. Kuznetsova,
A. A. Man’kov,
and D. B. Troshenko
Translated from Novye Ogneupory, No. 7, pp. 63 – 65, July, 2006.
Original article submitted February 27, 2006.
An economic concept of protecting the atmosphere from dust exhausts in refractory production is proposed.
The efficiency of measures intended to decrease atmospheric pollution is considered at two levels: primary
level — lowering the damage caused to the environment by decreasing dust exhausts: secondary — an inte-
grated socioeconomic effect (improving the living standard of the population and increasing national wealth).
A procedure is recommended for estimating the economic damage to company fixed assets caused by dust
The estimate of the socioeconomic efficiency of mea-
sures taken to protect the ambient medium from dust ex
hausts is determined as the difference between the cost (dam
age) with or without a system for atmosphere protection
from dust emission. In the production of refractory materials
the dust components emitted in the atmosphere contain sub
stantial quantities of materials that have to be recycled in the
technological process. Figure 1 shows the ratio of the atmo
spheric protection cost to the damage cost and the range of
minimal overall costs corresponding to a certain range of the
weight concentration of dust .
The authors in  analyze the economic efficiency of
measures intended to decrease the atmospheric pollution at
two levels: the primary and the secondary ones. The primary
level involves lowering the damage caused by a negative im
pact on the environment, improving its state by decreasing
dust exhaust into the atmosphere. The secondary (integrated
socioeconomic) level involves the improvement of the living
standards of the population and increase in production effi
ciency and national wealth. The total (absolute) economic ef
fect of all environment-protecting expenses E
ized as the ratio of the total annual economic effect to the
Refractories and Industrial Ceramics Vol. 47, No. 4, 2006
1083-4877/06/4704-0234 © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Voronezh State Technological Academy, Voronezh, Russia; Semi
luki Refractory Works, Voronezh Region, Russia; Thalman Voro
nezh Railcar Repair Works, Voronezh, Russia.
Range of minimal
Fig. 1. Ratio of the cost of atmosphere protection to damage .