Special Issue "Electrochemical Processes for Climate Change Mitigation"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mohammad (Mim) Rahimi
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Interests: electrochemical CO2 capture; waste heat conversion; thermal battery; lithium-ion battery; thermo-electrochemical cells; photocatalysis; membrane separation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The anthropogenic release of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2), has resulted in a notable climate change and an increase in global average temperature since the mid-20th century. To arrive at the margin of a 2 °C global temperature rise, it is essential to design and execute a multiscale comprehensive action plan to effectively mitigate climate change before its impacts overwhelm our ability to manage the situation. Electrochemistry, a key part of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is a powerful tool for designing diverse CO2 mitigation approaches that can effectively help prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Electrochemical processes will offer a unique advantage in the future, when electrical energy is mostly generated by renewables. The carbon footprint and the cost of these electricity-driven processes would be minimized, making them an attractive solution for mitigating climate change. Several implementations of electrochemical systems are being considered within the electrochemistry and climate change framework. They are being developed to help integrate renewable energy into electricity systems, through developing electrochemical energy storage systems such as batteries. Electrochemical approaches are also adapted as a method of converting CO2 into feedstock chemicals and fuels. In addition, electrochemical systems were recently used for carbon capture and storage purposes to separate CO2 from both large point sources and air, a significant step towards CO2 emission mitigation and eventually addressing climate change. Therefore, this Special Issue was designed to highlight the impact and importance of various electrochemical processes for climate change mitigation. Researchers are invited to submit their original research as well as review/perspective articles for publication in this Special Issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following: ·electrochemical energy storage devices such as batteries; electrochemical reduction of CO2 to produce valuable chemicals and fuels; electrochemical approaches for carbon capture and storage

Dr. Mohammad (Mim) Rahimi
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • climate change
  • electrochemistry
  • electrochemical processes
  • batteries
  • metal ion batteries (Li, Na, K, etc.)
  • emerging batteries
  • fuel cells
  • capacitors
  • electrochemical CO2 reduction
  • electrochemical CO2 capture

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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