Evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from industrial parks using criteria air pollutants: a case study of Taiwan
by Ying-Chu Chen
International Journal of Global Warming (IJGW), Vol. 15, No. 1, 2018

Abstract: An innovative greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory using criteria air pollutants (CAPs) was constructed to evaluate GHG emissions from industrial parks. The inventory included both on- (CAPs from air quality monitoring stations) and off-site GHG emissions from waste generation, wastewater treatment, electricity consumption and transportation. According to the inventory, the total GHG emissions from the industrial parks in Taiwan were ranged from 899.41 to 1,329.69 ppmv CO2-eq yr−1 for on-site emissions and 2.19 × 104 to 1.22 × 107 t CO2-eq yr−1 for off-site emissions. Electricity consumption was the most important factor contributing to higher GHG emissions in the industrial parks. Methane was found to contribute the highest GHG emissions in the wastewater treated. GHG emissions from transportation can be expected to undergo a 1.9-15.4% reduction from the industrial parks in this study. The results of this study have great implications for low-carbon development in other industrial parks worldwide.

Online publication date: Fri, 18-May-2018

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