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By: Elke Hoch(Editor), Siegbert Grunwald(Editor)
213 pages, illustrations
Carbon plays an important role in supporting life and all living organisms are based on the carbon atom. Among the common elements of the earth's surface, the carbon atom is one of few that can form long organic chains and rings: this ability is the foundation of organic chemistry. In this book, the role of the plant residues in the carbon sequestration is discussed throughout plant tissue stabilisation in soil, giving a new approach and understanding of the plant residue conservation in soil.
This book also evaluates the changes of properties in olivine generated by mechanical activation, its adsorption properties for carbon dioxide and mechanical carbonation of olivine by dry and wet mode. Furthermore, forestry based carbon emissions offset projects have potential to both mitigate climate change and foster sustainable forest management. While experts generally agree that increased concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere will result in changes in the earth's climate, there is considerable attention to the possibility of using forests as a means of sequestering and reducing emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This book provides an understanding of the role that Kakamega forest as well as agroforestry in adjacent farms can play in the mitigation of climate change through carbon sequestration.
Preface; Aerobic Solid- State Processes to Mitigate Greenhouses Gas Emission in Municipal Solid Waste Management; Organic Carbon Content of Sandy Soil: Effect of Long-Term Fertilization & Aggregation; Quantitative Analysis of Canopy Photosynthesis Influenced by Light Simulation Models; Volumetric Strain Induced in Medium-Rank Coal by Sorption of Carbon Dioxide, Methane & their Mixture; A Possible Way to Storage Carbon Dioxide on Mechanically Activated Olivine (Mg, Fe) 2SiO4; An Estimation of Carbon Storage Potential, Economic Value & Determinants in Kakamega Forest & Adjacent Farms, Kenya; Carbon Sequestration in Andosols; Rural Households' Response to Fuelwood Scarcity around Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya; Parameterization of a Process-Based Forest Growth Model using Long-Term Yield Survey Plot Data for Predicting Carbon Sequestration in Cryptomeria Japonica Plantations; Carbon Sequestration in Soil: The Role of the Crop Plant Residues; Index.
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