Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon Capture and Storage

1st Edition - September 10, 2009

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  • Author: Stephen A. Rackley
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080951386

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Environmental Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, and Industrial Engineers. Academics and Researchers

Table of Contents

  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology

    Part I Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. Overview of CCS technologies

    Part II Carbon Capture Technologies
    3. Power generation
    4. Carbon capture from power generation
    5. Carbon capture from industrial processes
    6. Absorption capture systems
    7. Adsorption capture systems
    8. Membrane capture systems
    9. Cryogenic capture systems

    Part III Carbon Sequestration and Monitoring Technologies
    10. Geological Storage
    11. Ocean Storage
    12. Mineral Sequestration
    13. Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems
    14. Other sequestration options

    Part IV Carbon Capture and Sequestration Information Resources
    15. Further sources of information
    16. Glossary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2009
  • Published: September 10, 2009
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080951386

About the Author

Stephen A. Rackley

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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