A Study on Applying Biomass Fraction for Greenhouse Gases EmissionEstimation of a Sewage Sludge Incinerator in Korea: A Case Study

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2017
Item details URL
http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/474053.do
DOI
10.3390/su9040557
Title
A Study on Applying Biomass Fraction for Greenhouse Gases EmissionEstimation of a Sewage Sludge Incinerator in Korea: A Case Study
Description
This work is financially supported by Korea Ministry of Environment(MOE) as "Graduate School specialized in Climate Change". This subjectis supported by the Korea Ministry of Environment as "Climate ChangeCorrespondence R&D Program (2016001300004)".
abstract
According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) guidelines, when calculating CO2 emissions, CO2 emissions from biomass should be excluded from the total amount of CO2 emissions and should be separately reported due to their "carbon neutrality". Sewage sludge is one of the representative biomass fuels. It is mixed with fossil fuels to achieve greenhouse gas reduction or is used by itself as a fuel to replace fossil fuels. According to the results of this study, biomass fractions of both the sewage sludge and the sewage sludge incineration exhaust gases did not amount to 100%. At present, in many countries (South Korea, Japan, and Germany), when calculating greenhouse gas emissions from sewage sludge incinerators, all CO2 emissions from sewage sludge are judged to be biomass and only the greenhouse gas emissions that correspond to non-CO2 gases are calculated as greenhouse gas emissions. However, since, according our results, the content of sewage sludge is not 100% biomass, if CO2 emissions are excluded according to the existing greenhouse gas emission calculation method, the amount of emissions may be underestimated. Therefore, to accurately calculate greenhouse gas emissions from a sewage sludge incinerator, CO2 emissions should be calculated in consideration of the fossil carbon fractions of sewage sludge.
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language
English
author
Kang, Seongmin
Kim, Seungjin
Lee, Jeongwoo
Jeon, Youngjae
Kim, Ki-Hyun
Jeon, Eui-chan
orcid
Kim, Ki-Hyun/0000-0003-0487-4242; kang, seongmin/0000-0001-8628-8241
accessioned
2018-09-28T10:35:57Z
available
2018-09-28T10:35:57Z
issued
2017
citation
SUSTAINABILITY(9): 4
issn
2071-1050
uri
http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/474053.do
Funder
환경부
Funding Program
기후변화대응환경기술개발
Project ID
1485014489
Jurisdiction
Rep.of Korea
Project Name
Development of Verification and Assessment Technologies for Industrial, agriculture and LULUCF Sector and GHG Management System
rights
openAccess
subject
sewage sludge
biomass fraction
sewage sludge incinerator
GHG emission
type
article


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