Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444639967, 9780444639974

Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels

1st Edition

Authors: Aulice Scibioh Viswanathan B
eBook ISBN: 9780444639974
Paperback ISBN: 9780444639967
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 5th January 2018
Page Count: 510
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Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels provides a snapshot of the present status of this rapidly growing field, examining ongoing breakthroughs in research and development, motivations, innovations and their respective impacts and perspectives. It also covers in detail the existing technical barriers to achieving key goals in this area. This book details the various methods, both currently available and potential, for conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals. With explanation of concepts and their applications, Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels offers an interdisciplinary approach that draws on and clarifies the most recent research trends.

Key Features

  • Explains the fundamental aspects of CO2 utilization
  • Provides recent developments in CO2 utilization for the production of chemicals
  • Answers the questions surrounding why some processes have not commercialized
  • Discusses and analyses in detail many available catalytic conversion methods


Chemical engineers, environmental scientists and engineers, PhD and MS scholars, undergraduate students of chemical and environmental engineering, teachers, chemical manufacturers. The book could also be used as a text in various advanced courses

Table of Contents

1. CO2 Conversion - Relevance and Importance
2. Surface Chemistry of CO2
3. CO2 Capture and Storage
4. Homogeneous Hydrogenation of CO2
5. Heterogeneous Hydrogenation of CO2
6. Biochemical Reduction of CO2
7. Electrochemical Reduction of CO2
8. Photochemical Reduction of CO2
9. Photo-electrochemical Reduction of CO2
10. Perspectives - CO2 Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals


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About the Author

Aulice Scibioh

M. Aulice Scibioh is a faculty member in the department of chemistry at Madras Christian College, India. She is an experienced scientist and an academician with wide national and international exposures and specialization in various fields of physical chemistry - energy, materials, electro-catalysis, clean technologies and surface chemistry. She is a recipient of a number of national and international fellowships and awards. She has been intensively investigating in the area of carbon dioxide conversion. She has several publications to her credit including several chapters in refereed books and authored two books: Fuel cells - Principles and Applications, and Photo-electrochemistry - Principles and Practices.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Center for Catalysis Research, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, India

Viswanathan B

B. Viswanathan is a scientist and a distinguished teacher for nearly five decades in science. He is the founding director of National Centre for Catalysis Research (NCCR), India. He has been with the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, since 1970. His research spans areas such as Heterogeneous catalysis, Materials Science, Theoretical Chemistry, Energy, Nanotechnology, and Information science. He has published a number of research papers and books, and won several awards and fellowships at the national and international levels. He is familiar in the fields of Energy and Catalysis studies. He has been associated with various academic institutions in the capacity of boards of studies and has immensely contributed to chemistry education. He is the author of several unique books including Chemical and Electrochemical Energy Systems, Fuel cells- Principles and Applications, Photo-electrochemistry – Principles and Practices and recently launched Energy Sources.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Center for Catalysis Research, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, India

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