Kategorie: Books

Bui & Dowell (2022): Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies

Editors: Mai Bui & Niall Mac Dowell, 22 Aug 2022, Royal Society of Chemistry, Print ISBN 978-1-83916-199-5, 502 pp., https://doi.org/10.1039/9781839165245

„This book provides the most up-to-date information on GGR technologies that provide removal of atmosphere CO2, giving insight into their role and value in achieving climate change mitigation targets. Chapters discuss the issues associated with commercial development and deployment of GGRs, providing potential approaches to overcome these hurdles through a combination of political, economic and R&D strategies. With contributions from leaders in the field, this title is an indispensable resource for graduate students and researchers in academia and industry, working in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and energy policy.“

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Proelss (2022): Law of the sea and geoengineering

Alexander Proelss, chapter 5 (28 pages) IN: The Law of the Sea – Normative Context and Interactions with other Legal Regimes; edited by Nele Matz-Lück, Øystein Jensen, Elise Johansen, 1st Edition, 2022, Routledge, London, 298 pp., ISBN 9781003091196

„This chapter assesses the regulation of marine geoengineering under the international law of the sea. Marine geoengineering is a notion that covers a broad range of activities which must, first and foremost, be measured against the requirements of the international law of the sea. The sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the coastal State under Article 56 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea are not applicable when marine geoengineering activities have left the experimental phase and are carried out for the purpose of carbon dioxide removal (CDR).“

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Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race

by Peter Fiekowsky (author), with Carole Douglis; published 22 April 2022, Rivertown books, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1953943101, 262 pp.

„As Fiekowsky explains in Climate Restoration, this will require removing a trillion tons of excess CO2 from the atmosphere. The good news is that this task, while enormous and technically challenging, is eminently feasible. Scientists and engineers have developed four major technologies for greenhouse gas removal and storage: Ocean iron fertilization; synthetic limestone manufacture; seaweed permaculture; and methane oxidation. Fiekowsky shows that these technologies are safe and practical-and, even more remarkable, that they require little if any government funding, since they can be financed largely through existing markets. For these reasons, they have enormous promise as vehicles for achieving climate restoration.“

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Springer Book: Transportation in a Net Zero World: Transitioning Towards Low Carbon Public Transport

Kathryn G. Logan, Astley Hastings, John D. Nelson (Eds.), Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96674-4_1

This book discusses the importance of transitioning from conventionally fuelled, electric and hydrogen personal vehicles towards low carbon electric and hydrogen public transport. It presents international comparisons and case studies of countries who have successfully and unsuccessfully implemented policies to reduce their emissions from land-based transport.

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Rohling (2022): Rebalancing Our Climate: The Future Starts Today

by Eelco J. Rohling (Professor of Ocean and Climate Change, Australian National University), Oxford Scholarship Online, DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197502556.001.0001, Print ISBN-13: 9780197502556 (in 2022)

„This book documents a wealth of ways to adjust the trajectory of climate change. It outlines measures to drive massive reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and to reflect part of the incoming energy from the Sun. For all measures, the book evaluates both advantages and disadvantages. Finally, it discusses the need to protect ourselves from impacts that have become inevitable already and looks at how society may be driven to get the job done. In short, this book provides powerful facts and arguments to support informed choices.“

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Burkeley et al. (2022): Decarbonising Economies

Harriet Bulkeley, Johannes Stripple, Lars J. Nilsson, Bregje van Veelen, Agni Kalfagianni, Fredric Bauer, Mariësse van Sluisveld IN: Elements in Earth System Governance Series, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108934039 (open access)

This book „analyses the ways in which questions of agency, power, geography and materiality shape the conditions of possibility for a low carbon future. It explores how and why the challenge of changing the economies are variously ascribed to a lack of finance, a lack of technology, a lack of policy and a lack of public engagement, and shows how the realities constraining change are more fundamentally tied to the inertia of the existing high carbon society and limited visions for what a future low carbon world might become.“

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Ending Fossil Fuels Why Net Zero is Not Enough

by Holly Jean Buck (author); published 16 Nov 2021; ISBN 978-1-83976-234-5; 192 pp., Hardback

It is time to plan for the end of fossil fuel and the companies that profit from them. Fossil fuels still provide 80% of world energy and ceasing their use before there are ready alternatives brings risks of energy poverty. The fossil fuel industry provides jobs, as well as a source of revenue for some frontline communities. Conventional wisdom says that fossil fuels will be naturally priced out when cheaper, but this raises as many problems as it addresses. Ending Fossil Fuels tackles these problems seriously and also sets out a roadmap that offer opportunities for more liveable, inclusive future.

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Elfving (2021): Direct capture of CO2 from air using amine-functionalized resin – Effect of humidity in modelling and evaluation of process concepts

Jere Elfving; Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology), Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, Lappeenranta, Finland; 17th of December, 2021; 195 pp.

In this work, the performance of an amino resin for CO2 capture was studied experimentally in a wide range of conditions. Humidity and cold conditions were found
to nearly double the experimental CO2 adsorption capacity of the studied amino resin in some cases. Based on a working capacity analysis using isotherm modelling, the
typically proposed DAC process using temperature and vacuum swing adsorption (TVSA) with a closed inlet is severely limited in terms of CO2 working capacity.

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Springer Book: Application of Soft Computing, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Optimizations in Geoengineering and Geoscience

Wengang Zhang, Yanmei Zhang, Xin Gu, Chongzhi Wu, Liang Han; 138 pp.; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6835-7; Hardcover ISBN 978-981-16-6834-0; eBook ISBN 978-981-16-6835-7

This book summarizes the application of soft computing techniques, machine learning approaches, deep learning algorithms and optimization techniques in geoengineering including tunnelling, excavation, pipelines, etc. and geoscience including the geohazards, rock and soil properties, etc. The book features state-of-the-art studies on use of SC,ML,DL and optimizations in Geoengineering and Geoscience.

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