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Bridge Carbon Emissions and Driving Factors Based on a Life-Cycle Assessment Case Study: Cable-Stayed Bridge over Hun He River in Liaoning, China

Institute of Concrete Science and Technology (ICITECH), Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(16), 5953; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165953
Received: 13 July 2020 / Revised: 10 August 2020 / Accepted: 12 August 2020 / Published: 17 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure)
Due to the rapid growth of the construction industry’s global environmental impact, especially the environmental impact contribution of bridge structures, it is necessary to study the detailed environmental impact of bridges at each stage of the full life cycle, which can provide optimal data support for sustainable development analysis. In this work, the environmental impact case of a three-tower cable-stayed bridge was analyzed through openLCA software, and more than 23,680 groups of data were analyzed using Markov chain and other research methods. It was concluded that the cable-stayed bridge contributed the most to the global warming potential value, which was mainly concentrated in the operation and maintenance phases. The conclusion shows that controlling the exhaust pollution of passing vehicles and improving the durability of building materials were the key to reducing carbon contribution and are also important directions for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: greenhouse gas; environmental impact; cable-stayed bridge; life-cycle assessment; sustainable construction greenhouse gas; environmental impact; cable-stayed bridge; life-cycle assessment; sustainable construction
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Zhou, Z.; Alcalá, J.; Yepes, V. Bridge Carbon Emissions and Driving Factors Based on a Life-Cycle Assessment Case Study: Cable-Stayed Bridge over Hun He River in Liaoning, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5953.

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