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Overview

Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) is a technology aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels during industrial and energy-related processes. CCS involves the capture, transport and long-term storage of carbon dioxide, usually in geological reservoirs deep underground that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide capture and storage offers important possibilities for making further use of fossil fuels more compatible with climate change mitigation policies. The largest volumes of CO2 could be captured from large point sources such as from power generation, which alone accounts for about 40 per cent of total anthropogenic CO2 emissions. The development of capture technologies in the power generation sector could be particularly important in view of the projected increase in demand for electricity in fast developing countries with enormous coal reserves (IEA 2002a). Although, this prospect is promising, more research is needed to overcome several hurdles such as important costs of capture technology and the match of large capture sources with adequate geological storage sites. The book will provide a comprehensive, detailed but non-specialist overview of the wide range of technologies involved in carbon dioxide capture and sequestration.

Focuses on technology rather than regulation and cost
Covers both traditional and cutting edge capture technology
Contains an abundance of case-studies an worked out examples
Insight into CSS technical processes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856176361
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen A. Rackley holds a Doctorate in Experimental Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He has worked for 26 years in the energy industry, with experience in some of the main technologies that are key to the currently most mature CO2 storage option - identification, assessment, monitoring and verification of sub-surface storage in the geo-sphere. More recently, his focus is on bringing significant new and evolving technologies to an advanced level (but non-specialist) student, engineering and project management audience.
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Table of Contents

Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology
Part I Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Overview of CCS technologies
Part II Carbon Capture Technologies
Chapter 3 Power generation
Chapter 4 Carbon capture from power generation
Chapter 5 Carbon capture from industrial processes
Chapter 6 Absorption capture systems
Chapter 7 Adsorption capture systems
Chapter 8 Membrane capture systems
Chapter 9 Cryogenic capture systems
Part III Carbon Sequestration and Monitoring Technologies
Chapter 10 Geological Storage
Chapter 11 Ocean Storage
Chapter 12 Mineral Sequestration
Chapter 13 Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Chapter 14 Other sequestration options
Part IV Carbon Capture and Sequestration Information Resources
Chapter 15 Further sources of information
Chapter 16 Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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