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Title: Curbing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Industrial Boilers in China

Abstract

China’s industrial boiler systems consume 700 million tons of coal annually, accounting for 18% of the nation’s total coal consumption. Together these boiler systems are one of the major sources of China’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, producing approximately 1.3 gigatons (Gt) of carbon dioxide (CO 2) annually. These boiler systems are also responsible for 33% and 27% of total soot and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in China, respectively, making a substantial contribution to China’s local environmental degradation. The Chinese government - at both the national and local level - is taking actions to mitigate the significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution related to the country’s extensive use of coal-fired industrial boilers. The United States and China are pursuing a collaborative effort under the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group to conduct a comprehensive assessment of China’s coal-fired industrial boilers and to develop an implementation roadmap that will improve industrial boiler efficiency and maximize fuel-switching opportunities. Two Chinese cities – Ningbo and Xi’an – have been selected for the assessment. These cities represent coastal areas with access to liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports and inland regions with access to interprovincial natural gas pipelines, respectively.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. National Energy Conservation Center (China)
  4. China Special Equipment Inspection & Test Inst. (China)
  5. China Machinery Industry Conservation & Resource Utilization Center (China)
  6. China National Offshore Oil Corp. (China)
  7. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China)
  8. China Energy Conservation & Environmental Protection Group (China)
  9. Xi'an Jiatong Univ. (China)
  10. China Univ. of Mining and Technology (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Environmental Energy Technologies Division
OSTI Identifier:
1233607
Report Number(s):
LBNL-1003860
ir:1003860
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Shen, Bo, Price, Lynn K, Lu, Hongyou, Liu, Xu, Tsen, Katherine, Xiangyang, Wei, Yunpeng, Zhang, Jian, Guan, Rui, Hou, Junfeng, Zhang, Yuqun, Zhuo, Shumao, Xia, Yafeng, Han, and Manzhi, Liu. Curbing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Industrial Boilers in China. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1233607.
Shen, Bo, Price, Lynn K, Lu, Hongyou, Liu, Xu, Tsen, Katherine, Xiangyang, Wei, Yunpeng, Zhang, Jian, Guan, Rui, Hou, Junfeng, Zhang, Yuqun, Zhuo, Shumao, Xia, Yafeng, Han, & Manzhi, Liu. Curbing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Industrial Boilers in China. United States. doi:10.2172/1233607.
Shen, Bo, Price, Lynn K, Lu, Hongyou, Liu, Xu, Tsen, Katherine, Xiangyang, Wei, Yunpeng, Zhang, Jian, Guan, Rui, Hou, Junfeng, Zhang, Yuqun, Zhuo, Shumao, Xia, Yafeng, Han, and Manzhi, Liu. Wed . "Curbing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Industrial Boilers in China". United States. doi:10.2172/1233607. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1233607.
@article{osti_1233607,
title = {Curbing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Industrial Boilers in China},
author = {Shen, Bo and Price, Lynn K and Lu, Hongyou and Liu, Xu and Tsen, Katherine and Xiangyang, Wei and Yunpeng, Zhang and Jian, Guan and Rui, Hou and Junfeng, Zhang and Yuqun, Zhuo and Shumao, Xia and Yafeng, Han and Manzhi, Liu},
abstractNote = {China’s industrial boiler systems consume 700 million tons of coal annually, accounting for 18% of the nation’s total coal consumption. Together these boiler systems are one of the major sources of China’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, producing approximately 1.3 gigatons (Gt) of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. These boiler systems are also responsible for 33% and 27% of total soot and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in China, respectively, making a substantial contribution to China’s local environmental degradation. The Chinese government - at both the national and local level - is taking actions to mitigate the significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution related to the country’s extensive use of coal-fired industrial boilers. The United States and China are pursuing a collaborative effort under the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group to conduct a comprehensive assessment of China’s coal-fired industrial boilers and to develop an implementation roadmap that will improve industrial boiler efficiency and maximize fuel-switching opportunities. Two Chinese cities – Ningbo and Xi’an – have been selected for the assessment. These cities represent coastal areas with access to liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports and inland regions with access to interprovincial natural gas pipelines, respectively.},
doi = {10.2172/1233607},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Oct 28 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Wed Oct 28 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

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