Date of Award

Summer 8-31-1998

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Environmental Policy Studies - (M.S.)


Humanities and Social Sciences

First Advisor

Norbert Elliot

Second Advisor

Daniel Watts

Third Advisor

Sanford Bordman


In their pursuit of economic development, many developing countries are causing pollution at an alarming rate. One solution to the problem is the use of clean technology. Some developed countries have created various manufacture technologies which result in pollution prevention. There is a need for the transfer of clean technology from the developed countries to developing countries. It is beneficial to study the feasibility of such transfer.

The manufacturing processes of the paper industry are selected for this study. An investigation and comparison was conducted in order to evaluate the feasibility of clean technology transfer from the United States to China. The study found that it is technically simple but socially complex to transfer clean technology from U.S. industry to the Chinese counterpart.