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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (First Edition - Last updated on 11/19/2007)

♦ Category: Industrial Processes and Product Use

IPCC: 2A2 - Mineral Industry - Lime Production
Sector: Industrial : Manufacturing : Stone, Clay, Glass & Cement : Lime

♦ Activity: Lime production -

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 233,502 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (233,502 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Lime Production] * [Proportion of CaO in lime] * [Molecular weight ratio of CO2 to CaO]
Reference: USEPA (2004). Emission Inventory Improvement Program. Technical Report Series, Volume 8: Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Chapter 6: Industrial Processes. US Environmental Protection Agency. Washington DC. http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/eiip/techreport/volume08/index.html

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Lime production = 313,191,000,000 g (i.e. 313.19 thousand tonnes)
Basis: data
Reference: Kohler, S (2001). Personal communication between CA. Energy Commission staff and Susan Kholer, Division of Mines and Geology, CA. Department of Conservation, Sacramento, CA.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Proportion of CaO in lime = 0.95
Reference: USEPA (2004). Emission Inventory Improvement Program. Technical Report Series, Volume 8: Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Chapter 6: Industrial Processes. US Environmental Protection Agency. Washington DC. http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/eiip/techreport/volume08/index.html
Constant: Molecular weight ratio of CO2 to CaO = 0.784799224
Reference: IUPAC (2006). ATOMIC WEIGHTS OF THE ELEMENTS 2005 (IUPAC TECHNICAL REPORT). Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 11, pp. 20512066, 2006.

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity —

Amount: 0.746 g of CO2 per g
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