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Special Issue "Carbon Capture and Storage"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2010).
Interests: carbon capture and storage; post-combustion capture; geological storage; risk assessment of geological storage; life-cycle assessment; policy development
In spite of recent issues surrounding climate change data and its handling, there is little doubt that our massive geo-engineering experiment of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere will have undesirable consequences for the environment and for human health. To reduce the rate of change, it will be essential to deploy all emissions reduction techniques. One of the most effective ways of reducing emissions in the short to medium term (i.e., over the next 5–10 decades) will be to utilize carbon capture and storage, with particular reference to storage deep in the subsurface. Indeed, based on IEA forecasts, the world will need to be storing some 10 billion tons per year of CO2 by 2050. It is important that this process begins immediately and that we fully understand the implications of CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) from a technical, environmental, economic and social perspective. The purpose of this special edition is to help provide some clarity to the debate around CCS and its global implications.
Dr. Malcolm A. Wilson
- carbon capture and storage
- CO2 capture
- CO2 transport
- CO2 geological storage
- storage alternatives
- life cycle assessment
- understanding geological uncertainty
- capture readiness
- health impacts
- environmental impacts
- implications to clean development mechanism
- storage capacity