Life cycle assessment of cement in Malaysia

Ong, Chin How (2007) Life cycle assessment of cement in Malaysia. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: Cement is one of the major materials used in construction. The demand of the cement has been increasing significantly for the past few years and the forecast of the cement demand will continue to grow. Considering the impact of the cement production brings to the environment it is important to reduce its impact as the production of cement continues to increase.

Life Cycle Assessment can use to assess the environmental impact of cement production. Thus, the aim of this project is to produce an outline of Life Cycle Assessment to analyse the impact of the cement production to the environment in Malaysia. Tasek Corporation Sdn Bhd is one of the cement manufacturers in Malaysia with the vision to be leading manufacturer in cement industry and operating in harmony with the environment. Tasek Corporation Sdnn Bhd is the target group of this project.

This project has carried out the four main phases of Life Cycle Assessment using the SimaPro software. The functional unit used is one kilogram production of cement. The flow chart of cement manufacturing process and input data collected is carried out in the life cycle inventory. Life cycle impact assessment and life cycle interpretation is carried out and comparison of alternatives fuel and type of cement is carried out. The assessment shown the clinker has the highest impact on the environment.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2008 01:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: cement; Malaysia; environment; manufacturing
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400504 Construction engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4011 Environmental engineering > 401102 Environmentally sustainable engineering

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