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The fossil-fuel power sector and energy-intensive industries are major producers of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, contributing to rising global CO2 levels that have been linked to climate change. CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technology is therefore being developed for application to power plants and in CO2-intensive industries to reduce the carbon footprint of these activities, in order to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of climate change.
CO2 capture options range from post- and pre-combustion separation to advanced combustion-based options, which are applicable to both new-build power plant or as a retrofit to existing plant, and can also be adopted in other industries. CO2 storage options range from geological sequestration in deep saline aquifers and utilisation of CO2 for enhanced oil and gas recovery, to mineral carbonation and biofixation. Developments and innovations in this field are aimed at increasing the effectiveness and lowering the cost of capture, and at verifying the safety and efficacy of storage/sequestration.
Developments and innovation in carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage technology, Volumes 1 and 2, provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art of research, development and demonstration of CCS technology in the power sector and in industry.
Volume 1 initially reviews the economics, regulation and planning of CCS for power plants and industry, and goes on to explore developments and innovation in post- and pre-combustion and advanced combustion processes and technologies for CO2 capture in power plants. This coverage is extended with sections on CO2 compression, transport and injection and industrial applications of CCS technology, including in the cement and concrete and iron and steel industries.
With its distinguished international team of contributors, Developments and innovation in carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage technology, Volumes 1 and 2, will be a standard reference for professional and manager in the power sector and related industries, as well as to academics and researchers in this important field.
Overview of CCS technology. Part 1 CCS economics, regulation and planning: Techno-economic analysis and modeling; Regulatory and social analysis for CCS legitimation and market formation; Energy supply planning. Part 2 Post- and pre-combustion CO2 capture: Advanced absorption processes; Advanced adsorption processes; Advanced membrane separation processes; Gasification processes and synthesis gas treatment. Part 3 Advanced combustion processes for CO2 capture in power plants: Oxyfuel combustion; Advanced oxygen production for power plants with integrated CO2 capture; Chemical-looping combustion. Part 4 CO2 compression, transport and injection: Gas purification, compression and liquefaction for CO2 transport; Infrastructure and pipeline technology for CO2 transport; CO2 injection processes. Part 5 Industrial applications: CCS in the cement and concrete industry; CCS in the iron and steel industry.
Professor M M Maroto-Valer is Director of the Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS), University of Nottingham, UK, and is noted for her research into energy and environmental technologies, with particular emphasis on carbon management.