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Assessment of Carbon Emission for Quantification of Environmental Load on Structural Glued Laminated Timber in Korea
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Assessment of Carbon Emission for Quantification of Environmental Load on Structural Glued Laminated Timber in Korea
Chang, Yoon-Seong; Kim, Sejong; Son, Whi-Lim; Lee, Sang-Joon; Shim, Kug-Bo; Yeo, Hwanmyeong; Kim, Kwang-Mo;
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This study was aimed to quantify the amount of carbon dioxide emissions and to suggest suitable plans which consider the carbon emission reduction in the manufacturing process of the domestic structural glued laminated timber. Field investigation on two glued laminated timber manufacturers was conducted to find out material flow input values such as raw materials, transportation, manufacturing process, and energy consumption during manufacturing process. Based on the collected data and the relevant literatures about life cycle inventory (LCI), the amount of carbon dioxide emission per unit volume was quantified. Results show that the carbon dioxide emissions for sawing, drying and laminating process are 31.0, 109.0, 94.2 kg , respectively. These results show 13% lesser amount of total carbon dioxide emissions compared with the imported glued laminated timber in Korea. Furthermore, it was decreased about 37% when the fossil fuel would be replaced with biomass fuel in drying process. Findings from this study is effectively used as the basic data on the life cycle assessment of wooden building.
carbon emission;environmental quantification;glued laminated timber;life cycle inventory;
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