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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Life Cycle Inventory Of Greenhouse Gas Emission Associated With Bitumen Production

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Samuthirakani.V, Ashutosh Das



Greenhouse gas emission, bitumen, economic allocation, crude oil, refineries, life cycle inventory.



Huge quantity of paving grade bitumen plays a vital role in the construction sector of Highways. The refineries functioning in India depends on 85 % of imported crude oil, especially from Middle East countries. This paper deals with the Life Cycle Inventory of greenhouse gas emission in the production of bitumen in India. The emission from the process of extraction of crude oil from oil wells, transporting to India through ships to the nearest ports, pumping the crude oil through pipe line, and distillation of bitumen are studied in this paper. Cradle to gate concept has been adopted. The inventory mainly focuses on the GHG emission only. The process of production of bitumen is on the basis of straight run bitumen, and the same has been adopted in this paper. Mass allocation procedure is followed in the process of extraction of crude oil, and transportation of crude oil, while in the refinery zone economic allocation with respect to the cost of the individual items of the bitumen and all other by products is followed, and finally the overall CO2e emission in production of bitumen is arrived.



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