Best Available Control Technology

Quick Reference


An approach to pollution control in the USA that is based on adopting, for any specific source, the technology that is currently available and produces the greatest reduction in emissions of air pollutants, taking into account energy, environmental, economic, and other costs. In the USA, major sources are required to use BACT unless they can show that it is not feasible for energy, environmental, or economic reasons.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

Reference entries