Damage Assessment of Bitumen Refineries Using Simapro (LCA) Inventory Data
Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Environmental Science, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Saeed Morsali
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Environmental Science
Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
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Received Date: November 29, 2016; Accepted Date: January 30, 2017; Published Date: February 05, 2017
Citation: Morsali S (2017) Damage Assessment of Bitumen Refineries Using Simapro (LCA) Inventory Data. J Pet Environ Biotechnol 7:317. doi: 10.4172/2157- 7463.1000317
Copyright: © 2017 Morsali S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Oil refineries are complex facilities. Several processes, such as distillation, vacuum distillation, or steam reforming are required to produce a large variety of oil products such as gasoline, light fuel oil or bitumen. The environmental impacts of oil refineries are assessed using the technique of life cycle assessment (LCA). In this paper, only the material production phase of the bitumen life cycle is considered. To improve the quality of the LCA, a regionalized life cycle inventory (LCI) database for the Oil refineries and commercial LCI databases are used to validate and model unit processes with LCA software.