The AMEE category at business/processes/production/petrochemical/generic/carbonblack provides a methodology for calculating greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of carbon black. The methodology is based on default emissions factors based on the quantity of carbon black produced. This methodology represents the Tier 1 approach described by the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (NGGIP).


How to use this category

Selecting an emissions scenario

To use this category, specify the process type and feedstock type using the process and feedstock drill choices. The process drill choice represents, variously, emissions associated with primary or secondary feedstock consumption, or a combination of both of these. Next, specify whether methane flaring is practised using the methaneFlared drill choice. In the absence of specific data regarding process type and flaring practices, the default approach assumes the furnace black process and that flaring of methane is practised.

Specifying activity data

Next, specify the quantity of carbon black produced using the mass profile item value.

Results and calculation

The quantities returned represent the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the quantity specified. The following quantities are returned:

  • CO2: absolute quantity of CO2 emissions for the quantity specified
  • CH4: absolute quantity of CH4 emissions for the quantity specified
  • CO2e: CO2e emissions (absolute emissions converted using the appropriate global warming potential)

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