Now in its 3rd edition, this extensively revised and significantly expanded handbook addresses important new research findings and the global need for action.
There is a growing consensus that anthropogenic activities have been driving global climate change and the consequence will be catastrophic for civilization. Reducing the 37.1 billion metric tons of CO2 produced annually (2017 global emissions) along with other greenhouse gases has become a leading grand challenge and the pursuit of sustainable energy, environments and economies is a complex issue affecting the daily life of every citizen.
The Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation collates information in this multi-disciplinary area, providing readers with a comprehensive overview on the scientific background and current technologies. Intended for an interdisciplinary, global audience of researchers at universities and in industry, it covers climate change models; established, mature and promising future technologies and ideas; the impact of climate change; strategies for dealing with global warming; the related political frameworks; and climate education.
Dr Maximilian Lackner is study programme director of the Master “Innovation and Technology Management” and “International Business and Engineering” at the University of Applied Sciences FH Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria. He has obtained his PhD in technical chemistry from Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, in 2003 and his habilitation in chemical engineering from Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, in 2009. Dr Lackner in docent at Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria and Xidian University, Xi’An, China. Having founded 6 companies, Dr Lackner has more than 15 years of professional experience in the polymer industry in various senior leadership positions in Austria and China. His research interests include biopolymers, in-situ brownfield remediation technologies, process systems engineering and industrial engineering. Dr Lackner has authored over 100 scientific publications. He is founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Biobased Plastics.
Dr Baharak Sajjadi is a research Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering (ChE) at the University of Mississippi (UM), and is currently serving as a coordinator of the UM sub-award of a $6M, 4-year NSF EPSCoR project that includes four universities in the United States. Her main research fields over the last 10 years have included advanced bioprocesses, carbon conversion/modification technologies, sustainable energy and environments, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation and bioprocess modeling. She has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She pioneered the use of ultrasound, non-thermal plasma and chemical methods to modify carbon surfaces for CO2 capture, heavy metal removal from wastewater, and advanced oxidation process.
Dr Wei-Yin Chen, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Mississippi (UM), has had over 40-years of experience in developing technology-driven, knowledge-based, carbon conversion research programs. He has pioneered novel, in-furnace NO reduction, coal liquefaction and low-temperature carbon modifications for applications in the food, energy and water nexus. He founded and has been leading the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Group (SEEG) with over 250 collaborators around the globe. The SEEG pioneered the use of ultrasound, light, non-thermal plasma, biological and chemical methods to modify the material surface for carbon gasification, carbon activation for CO2 capture and wastewater treatment, soil amendment, electrode fabrication, desalination/deionization, biomedical material, and fuel cells. Dr Chen has received awards from the UM as well as national and international organizations for his contributions to research, teaching and services to the field. He has served as a reviewer or panelist for institutions around the globe.