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Advances in Carbon Management Technologies
Carbon Removal, Renewable and Nuclear Energy, Volume 1

ISBN 9780367198428
Published April 22, 2020 by CRC Press
476 Pages 8 Color & 188 B/W Illustrations

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Advances in Carbon Management Technologies comprises 43 chapters contributed by experts from all over the world. Volume 1 of the book, containing 23 chapters, discusses the status of technologies capable of yielding substantial reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from major combustion sources. Such technologies include renewable energy sources that can replace fossil fuels and technologies to capture CO2 after fossil fuel combustion or directly from the atmosphere, with subsequent permanent long-term storage. The introductory chapter emphasizes the gravity of the issues related to greenhouse gas emissionglobal temperature correlation, the state of the art of key technologies and the necessary emission reductions needed to meet international warming targets. Section 1 deals with global challenges associated with key fossil fuel mitigation technologies, including removing CO2 from the atmosphere, and emission measurements. Section 2 presents technological choices for coal, petroleum, and natural gas for the purpose of reducing carbon footprints associated with the utilization of such fuels. Section 3 deals with promising contributions of alternatives to fossil fuels, such as hydropower, nuclear, solar photovoltaics, and wind.

Chapters 19 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. The links can be found on the book's Routledge web page at

Table of Contents

Introductory. What key low-carbon technologies are needed to meet serious climate mitigation targets and what is their status.

Frank Princiotta


Removing greenhouse gases from the air to stabilize the climate

Richard Darton and Aidong Yang

Low carbon technologies in global energy markets

Yoram Krozer

Carbon Management: forest conservation and management

Grace Ding and T.H.L Nguyen

Reducing carbon footprint of products (CFP) in the value chain

Annik M. Fet and Arron Wilde Tippett

Significance of GHG measurement on carbon management technologies

James Whetstone


Carbon policies for reducing emissions in power plants

Aurora Munguia-Lopez and Jose M. Ponce-Ortega

Carbon mitigation in the power sector: challenges and opportunities

Bruce Rising

The environmental impact of implementing CO2 capture process in power plants: effect of type of fuel and energy demand

Carolina Mora-Morales, Juan P. Chargoy-Amador, Nelly Ramírez-Corona, Eduardo Sánchez-Ramírez, and Juan G. Segovia-Hernandez

Systems integration approaches to monetizing CO2

Jared Enriquez and Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi

Energy-water-CO2 nexus of fossil fuel based power generation

Kyuha Lee and Bhavik R. Bakshi

Natural gas reforming to industrial gas and chemicals using chemical looping

Andrew Tong and L.S. Fan

Alternative pathways for CO2 utilization via dry reforming of methane

Mohamedsufiyan Challiwala, Shaik Afzal, and Nimir Elbashir

Ranking carbon emissions mitigation options under uncertainty

K. B. Aviso, J.B. Cruz, Jr., M.A.B. Promentilla, and R.R. Tan

Carbon management in the CO2-rich natural gas to energy supply chain

Ofelia de Q.F. Araujo, Jose L. de Medeiros, and Stefano F. Interlenghi

Coal to chemicals: a smart choice

Bipin Vora

Optimal planning of biomass co-firing networks with biochar-based carbon sequestration

K.B. Aviso, J.L.G. San Juan, C.L. Sly, and R.R. Tan

Trends in transportation greenhouse gas emissions and implications for carbon management

H. Christopher Frey


Nuclear energy and carbon emission reduction – promise and problems

Anthony Barrata

Concentrated solar energy driven multi-generation systems based on the organic Rankine cycle technology

Nishit Desai and Fredrik Haglind

Solar photovoltaic technologies and systems

J. N. Roy

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Wind Energy: What Can Be Learned from Life-Cycle Studies?

Melanie Sattler


Anund Killingtveit

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Subhas K Sikdar retired as Associate Director for Science, National Risk Management Research Laboratory of USEPA. Earlier he held technical and managerial positions at Occidental Research Corp, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and General Electric Corporate Research & Development Center. Dr. Sikdar is an elected Fellow of AAAS, ACS, AIChE, IIChE, and winner of EPA bronze medals, R&D 100 awards, several national awards from AIChE, and distinguished achievement awards from EPA, University of Arizona, and University of Calcutta. He is Editor-in-Chief of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (Springer), and serves as a member of the conference committee of Engineering Conferences International. He has edited 16 books.

Frank Princiotta recently retired as Director of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division of the Office of Research & Development, Environmental Protection Agency.  He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from City University of NY (Tau Beta Pi, Omega Chi Epsilon) and a Nuclear Engineering Certificate from the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology. His division is responsible for RD & D on technologies for controlling and characterizing air pollution from major sources. He has been a key agency expert in air pollution control for over 40 years. He has been the recipient of an EPA gold medal, and three bronze medals for his accomplishments in the air pollution control field. He has also received the President’s Meritorious Executive Award on two separate occasions (Presidents Carter and H.W. Bush). He played the leadership role in the development and demonstration of sulfur dioxide pollution control technology for coal-fired boilers, which has been the mainstay of SO2 control worldwide. An author of many scientific papers on air pollution control, he has been a frequent speaker before technical societies and conferences and has testified before Congressional Committees.   In recent years he has focused on mitigating global climate change. He has analyzed the role that technology and cultural changes will need to play, if we are to avoid the potentially catastrophic impacts associated with unconstrained use of energy.