The establishment of the carbon reduction benefit assessment method in irrigation ecological engineering

Chen Fa Wu, Yu Pin Lin, Hone-Jay Chu, Tao Huang, Jun Wen Hsiao

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Studies have proved that the ecological engineering has the function of irrigation and ecology. In recent years, scientists start to think that how to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide, but long it lacks of an effective method to do estimates. The purpose of this research is to establish a method of calculating carbon dioxide emission in an agricultural irrigation ecological engineering and the method of carbon reduction benefit assessment. Besides, as Shemagan canal for an example, verify the effectiveness of the method and the benefit of carbon reduction. The calculation of carbon dioxide conducts by the life-cycle engineering method, calculates separately by the material production, transportation and construction stage. And in the completion stage, we calculate the carbon sequestration produced by vegetation engineering. Results show that the carbon emission is higher in the stage of material production and transportation, make up 49.8% and 33.7% of total carbon emission respectively; In comparison with the traditional method, ecological engineering could efficiently reduce carbon emission, reduce by 64.2% at the production stage, 6.1% at the transportation stage, 46.6% at the construction stage, the total reduction amounted to 51.4%. At the completion stage, results show that the total annual carbon sequestration of plants is 16,310 kg, in comparison with the traditional method, it could significantly increase the amount of carbon sequestration. In addition, ecological engineering reach to carbon balance in 6.98 year, traditional engineering should take 14.37 year. To sum up, the method of carbon dioxide calculation in irrigation ecological engineering and benefit assessment of carbon reduction provided by our study, not only estimate the carbon emission at material production, transportation and construction stage of irrigation ecological engineering, but also estimate the carbon sequestration of plants after the project completed, and assess the benefit of carbon sequestration of ecological project relative to traditional method, the temporal benefit of carbon balance, the economic benefit of carbon reduction. The method could extend to carbon emission calculation, carbon reduction benefit assessment software, provide for irrigation staff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-46
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Taiwan Agricultural Engineering
Volume58
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

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Irrigation
Carbon
irrigation
Carbon Sequestration
carbon
carbon sequestration
Carbon Dioxide
methodology
carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide
life cycle engineering
ecosystem engineering
Agricultural Irrigation
engineering
canals (waterways)
Ecology
Life Cycle Stages
Software
Canals
Economics

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  • Engineering(all)

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