Life cycle assessment of Libyan crude oil

Irhoma, A., Su, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9541-8869 and Higginson, M., 2014. Life cycle assessment of Libyan crude oil. International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies (ISSST), 19-21 May 2014, 2. ISSN 2329-9169


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Petroleum products such as petrol and diesel are fossil fuels and have a high environmental impact. There is a demand to minimize these impacts especially in the upstream and midstream oil operations, i.e. exploration, production and refining processes, due to current and upcoming environmental regulations/policies and increased environmental consumer awareness. Thus, integration of the tools, methods and techniques for sustainability into products is becoming essential to comply with environmental regulations. The Libyan petroleum industry appears to be very slow in approaching modern concepts of approaches of sustainability including Life Cycle Assessment and studies. Therefore, this paper presents a novel environmental Life Cycle assessment of Libyan petroleum refining processes conducted with the support of Life Cycle Assessment methods and related tools including Software SimaPro. The refining processes from the Azzawya Oil refinery, are analyzed and used in the assessment and the data for the assessments was collected through fieldwork conducted in Feb 2013 in both El-Sharara oil field (Repsol Oil Company) and Azzawya Oil refinery in Libya. The results show that the first significant environmental impacts are associated with fossil fuels and the second major impacts are the respiratory inorganic impacts.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies (ISSST), 19-21 May 2014
Creators: Irhoma, A., Su, D. and Higginson, M.
Publisher: Sustainable Conoscente Network
Date: 2014
Volume: 2
ISSN: 2329-9169
Rights: Copyright © 2014 by Ammar Irhoma, Daizhong Su, Martin Higginson. Licensed under CC-BY 3.0.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:13
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:52

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