Carbon footprint and carbon deficit analysis of iron and steel industry from 1991 to 2010 in China

Xin Lu, Hao Bai, Hebin Zhu, Fuming Wang

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Abstract

In this study, CO2 emissions and carbon footprint of a typical steel works with integrated process and iron and steel industry in China was calculated and analyzed by a carbon footprint method based on the model of process CO2 emissions in iron and steel making. The carbon footprint of iron and steel industry from 1991 to 2010 in China showed a rapid increasing tendency. In 2008, the CO2 emissions of iron and steel industry in China was 1.289 billion tons, 19.71% of the national total CO2 emissions, and the corresponding carbon footprint was 159.13 million hm 2 of green area. Carbon deficit of iron and steel industry also go up gradually if considering the carbon storage by green vegetation. Thus, the internal carbon reduction strategy, such as energy structure optimization and energy saving technology, was mainly encouraged for the sustainable development of iron and steel industry in China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Technology 2013
Subtitle of host publicationCarbon Dioxide Management and Other Technologies - Held During the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Pages147-155
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 25
Externally publishedYes
EventEnergy Technology 2013: Carbon Dioxide Management and Other Technologies - TMS 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2013 Mar 32013 Mar 7

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting

Other

OtherEnergy Technology 2013: Carbon Dioxide Management and Other Technologies - TMS 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period13/3/313/3/7

Keywords

  • CO emissions
  • Carbon deficit
  • Carbon footprint
  • Carbon reduction strategy
  • Iron and steel industry.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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