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Title: Carbon footprint analysis of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) incorporated pedestrian bridges : a Case Study
Authors: Dai, J 
Ueda, T
Keywords: Carbon foot print
Life cycle
Pedestrian bridge
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Scientific.Net
Source: Key engineering materials, 2012, v. 517, p. 724-729 How to cite?
Journal: Key engineering materials 
Abstract: This paper presents a case study on the carbon footprint of a fibre reinforced polymer (FRP)-incorporated pedestrian bridge in comparison with a conventional prestressed concrete (PC) one. The CO 2 emission is used as an index and calculated for both the material manufacturing and the construction processes. It is shown that using an FRP-incorporated pedestrian bridge to replace a conventional prestressed concrete (PC) bridge may reduce the CO 2 emission by 18% and 70%, respectively, during the material manufacturing and construction periods, leading to a total reduction by about 26%. Such reduction is expected to be more significant if the life-cycle CO 2 emission is accounted for, since the former type of bridge is free of corrosion and almost maintenance-free. Therefore, FRP-incorporated bridges may become a more competitive alternative to conventional reinforced concrete (RC) or PC ones with the increasing attention paid on the sustainability and environmental friendliness of construction industry by our society.
ISSN: 1013-9826
EISSN: 1662-9795
DOI: 10.4028/
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