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Author Herzog, Howard J., author.

Title Carbon capture / Howard J. Herzog.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]


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 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  628.532 H44C    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 198 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series The MIT Press essential knowledge series
MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Climate change -- Fossil fuels -- Carbon capture -- Carbon storage and utilization -- Carbon capture in action -- Negative emissions -- Policies and politics -- The future.
Summary The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2), and these CO2 emissions are a major driver of climate change. Carbon capture offers a path to climate change mitigation that has received relatively little attention. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Howard Herzog offers a concise guide to carbon capture, covering basic information as well as the larger context of climate technology and policy. Carbon capture, or carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), refers to a suite of technologies that reduce CO2 emissions by "capturing" CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere and then transporting it to where it will be stored or used. It is the only climate change mitigation technique that deals directly with fossil fuels rather than providing alternatives to them. Herzog, a pioneer in carbon capture research, begins by discussing the fundamentals of climate change and how carbon capture can be one of the solutions. He explains capture and storage technologies, including chemical scrubbing and the injection of CO2 deep underground. He reports on current efforts to deploy CCS at factories and power plants and attempts to capture CO2 from the air itself. Finally, he explores the policies and politics in play around CCS and argues for elevating carbon capture in the policy agenda.
Subject Carbon dioxide mitigation.
Carbon sequestration.
Climate change mitigation.
Carbon dioxide mitigation. (OCoLC)fst00846840
Carbon sequestration. (OCoLC)fst00846873
Climate change mitigation. (OCoLC)fst01749583
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Reduktion (DE-588)4177306-8
Chemische Bindung (DE-588)4009843-6
Klimaänderung (DE-588)4164199-1
ISBN 9780262535755 paperback alkaline paper
0262535750 paperback alkaline paper
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