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Greenhouse Gas Emission Analysis of Biosolids Management Practices in Alberta, Canada

  • Author / Creator
    Yan, Kentson
  • Recent interest in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has driven the need to better quantify emissions from waste management systems. The objective of this study was to evaluate the Biosolids Emissions Assessment Model (BEAM), a tool that quantifies GHG emissions for various biosolids reuse processes. The evaluation included conducting a GHG analysis for seven different processes for a biosolids processing facility in Alberta, Canada. A modified ISO 14064-2 calculation procedure was used. Overall, the BEAM provided a means to quantify GHG emissions. However, the estimated GHG emissions for some practices may not be representative due to the lack of site-specific information. Therefore, further investigation of each option was recommended to better quantify these emissions, such as inclusion of certain sources and sinks, a comprehensive data management, and verification of estimated emissions.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R34T6F93H
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Environmental Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • McCartney, DarylMcCartney, Daryl (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Buchanan, Ian (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Loewen, Mark (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • McCartney, Daryl (Civil and Environmental Engineering)