Carbon Footprint in the Colombian Chemical Industry

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August 2012



GHG emissions are part of the environmental risks that affect the Earth today. The emission of these gases produces adverse effects on living organisms and the environment. Among the most notable effects is the alteration of the hydrological cycle, as having a higher temperature in the Earth's surface increases the evaporation of water, causing as latitude, increased rainfall or drought periods. The first step to reduce GHG emissions is to quantify it. To measure the amount emitted, organizations use the carbon registry protocols, such as the GHG Protocol. I performed the study and quantification of GHG emissions in a Colombian chemical industry leader in salt and chlorine production. For quantification of GHG emissions, environmental input and output analysis method was used, including emissions from stationary point sources (boilers, reactor and energy consumption) and mobile sources (lifts, transport of raw materials and products) which resulted a carbon footprint of 341175 tons of CO2 eq.


Julieth Villarraga is a young Colombian Chemical Engineer, she graduated in 2011 and she is interested in projects that relate issues of process engineering and environmental engineering. Julieth has worked in consultancy, advising companies to implement a comprehensive management system oriented to sustainable development.
EAN: 9783659215193
ISBN: 3659215198
Untertitel: Preliminary Assessment of the Carbon Footprint in the Chemical Industry in the Field of Basic Chemistry. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2012
Seitenanzahl: 68 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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