The investigation of Co-2 emissions for different rock units in the production of aggregate

Başçetin A., Adiguzel D., TÜYLÜ S.

ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, vol.76, no.7, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12665-017-6602-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Aggregate, CO2 emission, Aggregate production, Efficient energy consumption, CONCRETE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The negative effects of CO2-e, which are apparent on a global scale, should be monitored and controlled by responsible governmental authorities. This responsibility should be assumed because CO2 emissions (CO2-e) result from human activities, particularly the usage of fossil fuels which contribute to the phenomenon of global warming. This study will analyse the methods employed for CO2-e and energy calculation in the affected location of a quarry. One of the ways to optimise energy usage and minimise the effects of CO2-e is to ascertain the most detailed and comprehensive degree of planning and design for the mine location to be studied. In order to achieve this, essential, aggregate material properties should be defined then analysed by a related authority. Within the scope of this study, CO2-e unit value released during aggregate production in distinct formations was defined. The distribution of CO2-e values which are dependent on the energy consumption which occurs during aggregate production was also examined. In conclusion, it was found that the diesel fuel consumption had been the most significant CO2-e factor by a rate of 88%.