In this paper, a problem related to the optimal allocation of financial means for reduction of air pollutants concentration in a given region is considered. The implementation is sulfur oxides oriented. The problem is formally stated as the cost‐constrained minimization of the environmental damage function by the optimal choice of desulfurization technologies, within the predefined set of controlled (power and heating) plants. Optimization methods have been implemented and tested on the real data for the selected region. The case study relates to the set of major power plants in the region of Silesia (Poland) and the basic desulfurization technologies, which are to be allocated.
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