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Special Issue "Carbon Capture and Utilization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: air pollution; CO2 capture; climate change; microalgal cultures; process modelling; statistical analysis
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Interests: biotechnological applications of microalgae; CO2 capture; wastewater treatment; bioenergy production; circular economy; process sustainability; process integration; photobioreactor design; microalgal biomass production; high-valued compounds production
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the atmosphere have drastically increased in the past decades, with the energy and transport sectors representing the major fractions of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This increase, which can be translated to a 50% increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration since pre-industrial levels, has been associated with several negative environmental impacts, such as the increase of greenhouse effect, global warming, and ocean acidification. Therefore, it becomes urgent for world economies to reduce their CO2 emissions, reduce carbon intensity associated with the energetic and transport sectors, and adopt effective CO2 capture techniques.
Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) combines CO2 capture and recycling. There are several sustainable CCU options: (i) biological CO2 capture with biomass valorization; (ii) use of CO2 as geothermal working fluid; and (iii) electrochemical reduction of CO2; among others. This Special Issue on Carbon Capture and Utilization aims to present an overview of currently applied techniques for CO2 capture and applications, focusing on their advantages and disadvantages and on the main challenges towards their large-scale application.Prof. Dr. José Carlos Magalhães Pires
Dr. Ana Luísa Gonçalves
Manuscript Submission Information
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- air pollution
- climate change
- CO2 capture and utilization
- CO2 utilization
- biological methods
- biomass valorization
- geothermal utilization
- electrochemical methods