Scientific and engineering research on how to reduce CO2 emissions has been quietly continuing now for several years. This new book by two of the world's leading experts on CO2 will bring to the professinal and academic reader alike the recent fruits of that research. While Professor Halmann will offer new insights into the typical chemical pathways for both CO2 formation and ways to circumvent that formation, Meyer Steinberg will offer real-life engineering solutions that can be applied to a host of industrial processes that typically produce large CO2 emissions. The book will provide an invaluable road-map for how the industrialized world can scientifically shift its industrial and commercial processes away from carbon-rich bases to carbon-poor bases, and gain both environmentally and economically as a result.
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.