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Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide Mitigation

Science and Technology, 1st Edition

By Martin M. Halmann, Meyer Steinberg

CRC Press

568 pages

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Any mention of the "greenhouse effect" tends to ignite controversy. While the rising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases-especially carbon dioxide- are certainly among the most pressing issues today, theoretical and perceived consequences have been subject to conjecture and misinformation.

That raging debate has obscured an important fact: scientists and engineers are hard at work on methods to reduce CO2 emissions, and devise practical methods for their remediation.

Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide Mitigation: Science and Technology

sheds light on the most recent advancements, documented by two of the world's leading researchers on CO2.

Aware of the complexity and still-unknown factors behind climatic change, the authors consider the need to make CO2 mitigation viable for both environmental and economic gain. To that end, Professor Halmann offers new insights into interesting chemical pathways for the conversion of CO2 to useful products. Steinberg adds real-life engineering solutions, applicable to heavy CO2-producing industrial processes, and improving efficiency of energy conversion.

Exciting theories and pilot projects are also testing the potential for CO2 utilization, conversion, reduction, and disposal. Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide Mitigation: Science and Technology reports on the use of biomass, such as ocean fertilization and "energy farms," to put CO2 to practical and safe use.

Professional and academic readers involved with CO2 research will find Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide Mitigation: Science and Technology an invaluable roadmap for information and inspiration-a way to move beyond argument, and into action.

Reviews

"The pernicious effect of carbon dioxide on global temperatures will eventually force us to change our methods of power generation, our means of transportation, and the feedstocks from which we manufacture chemical products. The goal of presenting and evaluating these alternatives has been admirably achieved in the two halves of this timely book."

--Philip G. Jessop, in Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 123, No. 29

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Table of Contents

The Science of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Climate Change

Adaptive Response Strategies for Global Warming Mitigation

Concepts for CO2 Emission Reduction

Technologies for Improving Efficiency of Energy Conversion and Utilization

Removal, Recovery, and Disposal of Carbon Dioxide

Biomass Processes/Enzymatic Reactions and Bioconversion

Decarbonization of Fossil Fuels, Energetics, Processes and Economics

High Temperature Thermochemical Reactions

Carboxylation by CO2 Insertion

Heterogeneous Catalysis, Hydrogenation, and Reforming

Photosensitized Activation of Carbon Dioxide

Electrochemical Reactions

Photoelectrochemical and Photocatalytic Reduction

Conclusions on Remediation Strategies

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science