10 July 2008

Call for papers: CO2 Capture in Global Warming Mitigation: Chemical Engineering Applications

Call for papers: CO2 Capture in Global Warming Mitigation: Chemical Engineering Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Environment and Waste Management

Any serious efforts by government or industry to address greenhouse gas emissions and global warming in the near term would impose a price or charge on carbon or constrain the use of CO2-emitting fuels in some manner. The primary policy instruments available include restrictions on emissions, stricter regulation of the use of coal and other fossil fuels, subsidies for carbon-free fuels, such as nuclear, wind, biomass, and solar power, tradable rights to carbon emissions (called cap-and-trade systems), and direct carbon taxes.

The IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture and Storage revealed that carbon dioxide capture (CC) is a process consisting of the separation of CO2 from industrial and energy-related sources. Carbon dioxide capture is a part of an option amongst many others as described earlier in the portfolio of mitigation actions for stabilisation of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. The study of CC further indicates that it deeply involves widespread application of chemical engineering viz., advanced combustion engineering, mass transfer operations (absorption, as also adsorption) and host of other associated areas. Extensive research with leading-edge technologies is being conducted around the globe, especially in the developed nations, in order to cope with this emerging challenge. This research, embedded with technical, economic and institutional features, will help the policy makers in framing the carbon mitigation control option economically and also to maintain opportunities for the use of coal in a carbon-constrained world in an environmentally acceptable manner.

In recent years, extensive research has been conducted for CO2 capture in the developing nations. In this context, this special issue aims at inviting papers in this emerging field.

Original research papers or reviews are invited in the following and related areas:
  • CO2 capture by absorption and adsorption
  • Mass transfer studies in CO2 capture
  • Theoretical analysis of CO2 capture
  • Process integration and intensification
  • Advanced combustion engineering that assists CO2 capture
  • Downstream use of CO2 that is captured
  • Analysis of CO2 capture processes using entropy generation
  • Fossil fuel power plant layout design considering CO2 capture as a mandate
  • Economics of CO2 capture processes
  • Decision support systems for policy making in CO2 capture
Important Dates
Deadline for paper submission: 31 August 2008
Deadline for paper review: 31 October 2008
Deadline for submission of revised papers: 15 November 2008
Deadline for re-review of papers requiring major revision: 15 December 2008
Deadline for second revisions of papers if requires: 31 December 2008

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