Establishing Standards of Comparison for Application in Cost and Benefit, Cost Effectiveness and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

October 13, 2012

To accurately compare various nutrient control technologies, it is critical that water treatment technologies or pollutant reduction alternatives are evaluated against the same set of criteria. To assure evaluation against the same criteria, a Standards of Comparison (SOC) should be applied when calculating pollutant removal costs.

Provided below is a Nutrient Control Technologies Standards of Comparison guideline to assist investigators interested in objectively comparing nutrient control technologies.

Standards-of-Comparison-for-Nutrient-Control-Technologies_102312.pdf