Surface Chemistry of Carbon Capture: Climate Change Aspects provides comprehensive and up-to-date literature on carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and delineates the surface chemistry of this process.
Mankind is dependent on energy from gas, oil, coal, atomic energy, and various other sources. In all fossil fuel combustion processes, carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced (ca. 25 Gt/year). In the past few decades, we have observed a constant increase in CO2 content in the air (currently ca. 400 ppm [0.04%]). This book discusses the technology related to carbon (i.e., CO2) capture and sequestration (CCS) from fossil fuel energy plants, which is considered an important means of CO2 control. It also covers the adsorption/absorption processes of CO2 on solids and similar procedures to help address growing climate change concerns.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Surface Chemistry of Carbon Capture
2. Adsorption (on Solids) and Absorption (in Fluids) of Gases (CCS Procedures) (Surface Chemistry Aspects)
3. Surface Chemistry of Solids
4. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Technology (Basic Remarks)
5. A Short Review of Different Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Processes (Adsorption on Solids and Absorption in Fluids)
K. S. Birdi joined Standard Oil of California, Richmond (1957–1958), after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, 1957. He joined (chief-chemist) UniLever Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (1959–1966). Later, he was appointed associate professor (1966–1985) and research professor in 1985 (Technical University, Copenhagen; Nordic Science Foundation), and was then appointed, in 1990 (retired in 1999), to the School of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, as professor in physical chemistry. Professor Birdi has published various books related to surface and colloid chemistry: (Handbook of Surface and Colloid Chemistry, 1st Ed. (1997), 2nd Ed. (2003), 3rd Ed. (2009), and 4th Ed. (2016), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA; Surface Chemistry and Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2017). Professor Birdi has participated in various national and international research projects related to North Sea oil explorations and European Union joint projects.