Carbon Capture and Storage


  • Steve Rackley, Independent Consultant
  • Steve Rackley, Independent Consultant

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.
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Primary Market: Environmental Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, and Industrial EngineersSecondary Market: Academics and Researchers


Book information

  • Published: September 2009
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-636-1

Table of Contents

Carbon Capture and Sequestration TechnologyPart I IntroductionChapter 1 IntroductionChapter 2 Overview of CCS technologiesPart II Carbon Capture TechnologiesChapter 3 Power generationChapter 4 Carbon capture from power generationChapter 5 Carbon capture from industrial processesChapter 6 Absorption capture systemsChapter 7 Adsorption capture systemsChapter 8 Membrane capture systemsChapter 9 Cryogenic capture systemsPart III Carbon Sequestration and Monitoring TechnologiesChapter 10 Geological StorageChapter 11 Ocean StorageChapter 12 Mineral SequestrationChapter 13 Sequestration in Terrestrial EcosystemsChapter 14 Other sequestration optionsPart IV Carbon Capture and Sequestration Information ResourcesChapter 15 Further sources of informationChapter 16 GlossaryBibliographyIndex