carbon equivalent


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carbon equivalent

[¦kär·bən i′kwiv·ə·lənt]
(metallurgy)
An empirical relationship of the total carbon (TC), silicon (Si) and phosphorus (P) content of gray iron: CE = %TC + 0.3(%Si + %P).
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The carbon equivalent of producing and preparing a bowl of lamb curry is the same as the carbon emissions of a car that drove for 7 km.
However, if you look at a carbon equivalent basis for the construction of a building as well as its operation, you get a true measure of whether the building is sustainable.
They then ran a simulation to see how mitigation strategies compete against conventional agricultural production at various "carbon prices" (a fee paid to producers per ton of carbon equivalent stored).
Producing machinable high-strength iron at lowest total cost requires controlling carbon equivalent, graphite structure, chill and intercellular carbides, ferrite content, and pearlite refinement.
4 million kilowatt hours annually, eliminating an estimated 12,689 metric tons of carbon equivalent emissions from the atmosphere annually or the equivalent of removing the carbon dioxide emissions produced by approximately 2,500 cars.
All told, these nine properties prevented 16,559 metric tons of carbon equivalent, equal to avoided burning of 17,786,252 pounds of coal.
Shropshire aims to reduce its like-for-like carbon equivalent tonnage from 44,492 tonnes in 2007 to 31,144 tonnes by 2020.
During the 20th century, industrial whaling activities depleted a storehouse of carbon equivalent to the forests of New England, a new study suggests.
Delivered through a team of regional managers, companies can also access on-site support, and can receive an independent report that will highlight all areas of resources in the company that can be recycled or reduced or eliminated, providing the company with a monetary figure of how their bottom line can be impacted plus the carbon equivalent of their waste.
It also wants replacement of the current Renewables Obligation with a low carbon equivalent in 2015 that covers all energy sources with low or zero carbon emissions, improve the effectiveness of measures to increase energy efficiency across the economy and increase incentives to invest in new energy sources such as "clean coal".
5 billion metric tons carbon equivalent in 2001 to 10.