Description

Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) is the one advanced technology that conventional power generation cannot do without. CCS technology reduces the carbon footprint of power plants by capturing, and storing the CO2 emissions from burning fossil-fuels and biomass. This volume provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art research, development and demonstration of carbon storage and utilisation, covering all the storage options and their environmental impacts. It critically reviews geological, terrestrial and ocean sequestration, including enhanced oil and gas recovery, as well as other advanced concepts such as industrial utilisation, mineral carbonation, biofixation and photocatalytic reduction.

Key Features

  • Foreword written by Lord Oxburgh, Climate Science Peer
  • Comprehensively examines the different methods of storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) and the various concepts for utilisation
  • Reviews geological sequestration of CO2, including coverage of reservoir sealing and monitoring and modelling techniques used to verify geological sequestration of CO2

Readership

Professionals and managers in the power sector and related industries; Academics and researchers in this important field

Table of Contents

Overview of CCS technology. Part 1 Geological sequestration: Screening and selection criteria and characterisation technique; CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers and formations; CO2 sequestration in oil and gas reservoirs and enhanced oil recovery (EOR); CO2 sequestration in unmineable coal seams and enhanced coal-bed methane recovery (ECBM). Part 2 Maximising and verifying CO2 storage in underground reservoirs: CO2 injection design to maximise storage and EOR; Capillary seals for trapping CO2; Monitoring technologies for verification of CO2 storage; Modeling long-term safety of CO2 storage. Part 3 Terrestrial and ocean sequestration and environmental impacts: Terrestrial sequestration; Ocean sequestration; Risks and impacts of CO2 leakage in terrestrial ecosystems; Risks and impacts of CO2 leakage in marine ecosystems. Part 4 Advanced concepts: Industrial utilisation; Biofixation by micro-organisms; Mineralisation; Photocatalytic reduction.

Details

No. of pages:
544
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845699581
Print ISBN:
9781845697976
Print ISBN:
9780081014493

About the editor

M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer

Professor M. M. Maroto-Valer holds the Robert M. Buchan Chair in Sustainable Energy Engineering and is Head of the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE), School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, UK. She is noted for her research into energy and environmental technologies, with particular emphasis on carbon management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Heriot-Watt University, UK

Reviews

The development of CCS worldwide must go ahead at a pace unprecedented in large-scale technology investment and that needs unprecedented levels of knowledge transfer. This book makes a significant contribution., Dr Jeff Chapman, The Carbon Capture & Storage Association, UK