An Economy Based on Carbon Dioxide and Water

Potential of Large Scale Carbon Dioxide Utilization

  • Michele Aresta
  • Iftekhar Karimi
  • Sibudjing Kawi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Xiaoxing Wang, Chunshan Song
    Pages 35-72
  3. Jan Vansant, Peter-Wilhem Koziel
    Pages 73-103
  4. Tze Yuen Yeo, Jie Bu
    Pages 105-153
  5. Jangam Ashok, Leonardo Falbo, Sonali Das, Nikita Dewangan, Carlo Giorgio Visconti, Sibudjing Kawi
    Pages 155-210
  6. Jiang Xiao, Xinwen Guo, Chunshan Song
    Pages 211-238
  7. Aubrey R. Paris, Jessica J. Frick, Danrui Ni, Michael R. Smith, Andrew B. Bocarsly
    Pages 239-286
  8. Annemie Bogaerts, Ramses Snoeckx
    Pages 287-325
  9. Suman Bajracharya, Nabin Aryal, Heleen De Wever, Deepak Pant
    Pages 327-358
  10. Fuyu Gong, Huawei Zhu, Jie Zhou, Tongxin Zhao, Lu Xiao, Yanping Zhang et al.
    Pages 359-378
  11. Angela Dibenedetto
    Pages 379-412
  12. Suraj Vasudevan, Shilpi Aggarwal, Shamsuzzaman Farooq, Iftekhar A. Karimi, Michael C. G. Quah
    Pages 413-430
  13. Jan Vansant, Peter-Wilhem Koziel
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book is devoted to CO2 capture and utilization (CCU) from a green, biotechnological and economic perspective, and presents the potential of, and the bottlenecks and breakthroughs in converting a stable molecule such as CO2 into specialty chemicals and materials or energy-rich compounds.

The use of renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro) and non-fossil hydrogen is a must for converting large volumes of CO2 into energy products, and as such, the authors explore and compare the availability of hydrogen from water using these sources with that using oil or methane. Divided into 13 chapters, the book offers an analysis of the conditions under which CO2 utilization is possible, and discusses CO2 capture from concentrated sources and the atmosphere. It also analyzes the technological (non-chemical) uses of CO2, carbonation of basic minerals and industrial sludge, and the microbial-catalytic-electrochemical-photoelectrochemical-plasma conversion of CO2 into chemicals and energy products. Further, the book provides examples of advanced bioelectrochemical syntheses and RuBisCO engineering, as well as a techno-energetic and economic analysis of CCU.

Written by leading international experts, this book offers a unique perspective on the potential of the various technologies discussed, and a vision for a sustainable future. Intended for graduates with a good understanding of chemistry, catalysis, biotechnology, electrochemistry and photochemistry, it particularly appeals to researchers (in academia and industry) and university teachers.


CO2 Capture and Utilization (CCU) Energy from Perennial Sources Energy-rich Compounds Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) CO2 Fixation by Microalgae RuBisCO Large-scale reduction of CO2 Photoelectrochemical Processing of CO2 and water Catalytic Plasma Conversion Bioelectrochemical Synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Aresta
    • 1
  • Iftekhar Karimi
    • 2
  • Sibudjing Kawi
    • 3
  1. 1.IC²R srl, Lab H124, TecnopolisValenzanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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