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Faster mechanism from natural gas to energy, capture CO2

Power generation from natural gas is expected to be more efficient, up to 70 times faster than usual methods with the discovery of a new catalyst using iron oxide and mixed conductive support. The discovery by chemical engineers from North Carolina State University (NCSU), US, could also effectively capture carbon dioxide, CO2.

Chemical looping, is a process in which a solid, oxygen rich material, also known as an “oxygen carrier”—is put in contact with natural gas. The oxygen atoms in the oxygen carrier interact with the natural gas, causing combustion that produces energy.

Read full article at The Chemical Engineer Today (TCE) here.

 

New Title for Environmental Engineering

  Title:  Carbon dioxide sequestration and related technologies
Author:  Phalen, Robert F.
Call number:  TD883.143.P534
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Synopsis:
Carbon dioxide sequestration is a technology that is being explored to curb the anthropogenic emission of CO2 into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide has been implicated in the global climate change and reducing them is a potential solution. The injection of carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) has the duel benefit of sequestering the CO2 and extending the life of some older fields. Sequestering CO2 and EOR have many shared elements that make them comparable. This volume presents some of the latest information on these processes covering physical properties, operations, design, reservoir engineering, and geochemistry for AGI and the related technologies.  Contents. [Publishers info]

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: Pipelines for carbon sequestration : background and issues

Author: Hoffmann, Elvira S.

Call number: TD885.5.C3P664

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Synopsis:
This book explores policies that Congress is considering to reduce U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. Prominent among these policies are those promoting the capture and direct sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) from man-made sources such as electric power plants and manufacturing facilities. Carbon capture and sequestration is of great interest because potentially large amounts of CO2 produced by the industrial burning of fossil fuels could be sequestered. Although they are still under development, carbon capture technologies may be able to remove up to 95 per cent of CO2 emitted from an electric power plant or other industrial source. Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a three-part process involving a CO2 source facility, a long-term CO2 sequestration site, and an intermediate mode of CO2 transportation – typically pipelines. The 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. [As taken from Amazon]