Special Issue "Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Dr. Gustavo A. Fimbres Weihs
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), Av. Insurgentes Sur 1582, Col. Crédito Constructor, Del. Benito Juárez, C.P. 03940, México, D.F.
Phone: +52-644-410-9000 (ext.1863)
Interests: carbon capture and storage (CCS); membrane science and technology; economics of CCS; economics of CO2 transport; optimization of CO2 pipeline networks; source-sink matching
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is regarded as one of the most promising transitional technologies for the world’s existing carbon intensive power generation infrastructure to continue to operate in the short- to medium-term with significantly lower emissions. The CCS process consists of a chain of operations that include the capture of CO2 from emission sources, compression, transportation, and injection of the CO2 into a geological storage formation. CCS targets large, stationary emitters and can also be implemented on biomass co-fired processes to achieve negative emissions, which will be required to compensate for industrial emissions if we are serious about achieving a zero-emissions target.
Ten years have passed since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) compiled a review of the state-of-the-art of CCS technologies in their Special Report on CCS. Since then, there have been many developments, some of them game-changing, and many pilot and industrial scale projects are now online using second or third generation technologies. However, the rate of deployment is falling short of achieving the emission reductions required by the Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) 2 °C Scenario, and there is still significant potential for lowering the cost and increasing the energy efficiency of CO2 capture, transport, and storage technologies.
This Special Issue will focus on the latest developments and progress in each of the aspects of CCS, from novel solvents, adsorbents, advanced membranes, chemical looping and cryogenic separation for CO2 capture, air and hydrogen separation, novel approaches for transporting CO2 via pipeline or ship dynamic networks, to innovative ways to store CO2 in different types of geological formations and its use to enhance the recovery of other natural resources.
Dr. Gustavo A. Fimbres Weihs
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- CO2 Capture
- CO2 Transport
- CO2 Storage
- CCS Economics
- CCS Network
- Chemical Looping
- Biomass CCS
- CO2 Pipelines
- CO2 Shipping
- Negative emissions