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Carbon Capture & Greenhouse Gases



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Carbon Capture & Greenhouse Gases
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Carbon capture and sequestration (or storage) - known as CCS - is attracting interest as a measure for mitigating global climate change, because potentially large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel use in the United States could be captured and stored underground. Electricity-generating plants are the most likely initial candidates for CCS because they are predominantly large, single-point sources, and they contribute approximately one-third of U.S. CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. Approaches for capturing CO2 are available that can potentially remove 80%-95% of CO2 emitted from a power plant or large industrial source. Three main types of geological formations are likely candidates for storing large amounts of CO2: oil and gas reservoirs, deep saline reservoirs, and unmineable coal seams. The deep ocean also has a huge potential to store carbon. This book highlights the concerns about climate change that have focused the attention of policy-makers on ways to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuelled electricity generators. This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.
Release date Australia
July 1st, 2010
Edited by Gyorgy Halasz Edited by Imrus Juhasz
Country of Publication
United States
Nova Science Publishers Inc
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