Carbon Utilization: Applications for the Energy Industry
Edited by Malti Goel & M Sudhakar. Springer, Green Energy and Technology Series, 2017, ISBN 9789811033520.
Summary: With the growing threat of climate change resulting from increasing accumulation of greenhouse gases, CO2-sequestration technology is seen as an assurance for continuation of fossil fuels use in coal based economies. The book on Carbon Utilization: Applications for the Energy Industry, Malti Goel and M. Sudhakar (Eds.), 2017 published by Springer (ISBN 978-981-10-3351-1) is a fervent directive for research in terrestrial, bio-sequestration and CO2 utilization options in the context of climate change. The book has a wide coverage of topics in the nineteen chapters. Policy dilemma for energy security in India, technology options for reducing carbon footprints, capacity development in carbon capture & removal processes and role of renewable energy technology are covered. The CO2 chemical and biological conversion routes, innovative chlathrate hydrate formations to cage CO2 and CO2 injection in earth reservoirs for enhanced recovery of fuels are other research topics explained by the leading scientists and technocrats with an Indian perspective. New applications for the aluminum, steel, cement and fertilizers industries towards a low carbon growth strategy are incorporated. Bridging the gap between research & industry in CO2 utilization is a fundamental challenge, which scientific community must face. In this context the book is a valuable knowledge bank to inspire scientists, researchers from academia & industry and policy makers alike. It may well be a teaching material in Environmental Science for postgraduate courses.
Table of Contents
Part I CO2 Emission, Sequestration and Utilization: A Policy Dilemma for Energy SecurityCO2 Capture and Utilization for the Energy Industry: Outlook for Capability Development to Address Climate Change in India | Malti GoelAdoption and Introduction of Supercritical Technology in the Power Sector and Consequential Effects in Operation, Efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emission in the Present Context | V.S. Verma [Sample Chapter]Low Carbon Technologies (LCT) and Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS)—Key to Green Power Mission for Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability | V.K. SethiPart II Terrestrial Sequestration Options for CO2Soil as Source and Sink for Atmospheric CO2 | Tapas Bhattacharyya, S.P. Wani, D.K. Pal and K.L. SahrawatSoil Carbon Stock and CO2 Flux in Different Ecosystems of North-East India | P.S. Yadava and Amrabati ThokchomBaseline Data of Stored Carbon in Spinifex littoreus from Kadmath Island, Lakshadweep | Abhijit Mitra, J. Sundaresan, K. Syed Ali, Nabonita Pal, Upasana Datta, Ankita Mitra, Prosenjit Pramanick and Sufia ZamanAssessment of Altitudinal Mediated Changes of CO2 Sequestration by Trees at Pachamalai Reserve Forest, Tamil Nadu, India | K. Suganthi, K. Rajiv Das, M. Selvaraj, S. Kurinji, Malti Goel and M. GovindarajuProspects in Mitigating Global Warming by Biomimetic Carbon Sequestration Using Recombinant Microbial Carbonic Anhydrases | T. Satyanarayana and Himadri BosePart III Low Carbon Growth Strategy from CO2 UtilizationClimate Change Mitigation via Utilization of Carbon Dioxide | K. PalaniveluCarbon Sequestration Through Solar Bioreactors: Industrial Strategies | K. Sudhakar and Ruma Arora SoniClathrate Hydrates: A Powerful Tool to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas | Pinnelli S.R. Prasad and Ch. V.V. EswariCarbon Sequestration and Utilization—India's Energy Woes | Gautam SenCoalbed Methane: Present Status and Scope of Enhanced Recovery Through CO2 Sequestration in India | Vinod Atmaram Mendhe, Alka D. Kamble, Mollika Bannerjee, Subhashree Mishra and Tanmay SutayA Low-Carbon Growth Strategy for India: Synergies from Oxy-Combustion, Carbon Capture, and ECBM | Thomas WeberPart IV Current Research and Green Technology Perspective for IndustryCarbon Dioxide Management—Aluminium Industry Perspective | Anupam Agnihotri, Suchita Rai and Nitin WarhadpandeBioenergy Combined with Carbon Capture Potential by Microalgae at Flue Gas-Based Carbon Sequestration Plant of NALCO as Accelerated Carbon Sink | Ranjan R. Pradhan, Rati R. Pradhan, Siddhanta Das, Brajesh Dubey and Animesh DuttaCurrent and Future Trends Toward Reduction of CO2 Emission from Steel Industries | Santanu Sarkar and Supriya SarkarCarbon Emissions and Their Mitigation in the Cement Sector | Shashank BishnoiAqueous NH3 in CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant Flue Gas: N-Fertilizer Production Potential and GHG Emission Mitigation | Amitava Bandyopadhyay