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The Carbon Footprint of Construction of Make-up Water Cooling System

Chawalit Chanamai*, Narin Phaowanich

Power Plant Engineering Division, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Nontaburi, Thailand.

*Corresponding author: Chawalit Chanamai

Date: October 25,2021 Hits: 926


Recently, the international attention on environmental pollution. Population growth and economic growth are the main factor of power shortage and pollution problems. Reducing excessive emissions of greenhouse gas and climate change, carbon dioxide is favorite indicator to quantify emission pollutant in products or organization. Previous researches have focused on operational phase, while the construction industry is around one-third carbon emissions. Moreover, the previous studies estimated the carbon dioxide equivalent of the construction stage of the power plant was 1.54% of coal combustion. It is a challenge to reducing emission impact of the power plant. This research paper evaluates the carbon emissions during construction for a case study of construction of make-up water cooling system of the combined thermal power plant in Thailand. Carbon footprint was applied to estimate the carbon emissions. The amount of carbon equivalent were calculated according to the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method in three parts of construction: approach channel, cooling water intake pump house and cooling tower basin, which was the highest GHG emission part. The carbon footprint value of the construction of make-up water cooling system was 26,715.6 tCO2e or 2.448 tCO2e per square meter.


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The Carbon Footprint of Construction of Make-up Water Cooling System

How to cite this paper: Chawalit Chanamai, Narin Phaowanich. (2021) The Carbon Footprint of Construction of Make-up Water Cooling System. OAJRC Environmental Science2(1), 1-6.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/oajrces.2021.10.001