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Hydrogen Production and Remediation of Carbon and Pollutants

  • Eric Lichtfouse
  • Jan Schwarzbauer
  • Didier Robert


  • Describes methods of hydrogen production, the fuel of the future

  • Reviews methods of CO2 transformation into chemicals and CO2 sequestration in biomass and soils

  • Details advanced procedures to clean water and dye textiles


Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Zu-zeng Qin, Tong-ming Su, Hong-bing Ji, Yue-xiu Jiang
    Pages 61-98
  3. Sanjeev Kumar Singh, Prashant R. Thawale, Jitendra K. Sharma, Ravindra Kumar Gautam, G. P. Kundargi, Asha Ashok Juwarkar
    Pages 99-131
  4. Hassan R. El-Ramady, Neama Abdalla, Tarek Alshaal, Miklós Fári, József Prokisch, Elizabeth A. H. Pilon-Smits et al.
    Pages 133-198
  5. Praveen Kumar Tandon, Santosh Bahadur Singh
    Pages 199-253
  6. V. Gunasekar, V. Ponnusami
    Pages 255-287
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-290

About this book


This book details first the chemistry of hydrogen production from biomass. Solutions to the CO2 issue are given in three chapters, which describe CO2 photo catalytic reduction, CO2 sequestration in terrestrial biomass, and plants as renewable fuels. Further chapters review the selenium cycle in ecosystems, advanced processes to treat water and ecological ways to dye textiles. 

Society growth during the last century has almost entirely relied on the carbon economy, which is the use of fossil fuels for energy and materials. The carbon economy has provided and will still provide many benefits. However, the increasing use of fossil fuels is partly responsible for the increase of atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and, in turn, global warming. There is therefore an urgent need for cleaner fuels such as hydrogen, as well as a need for a carbon neutral economy where each emitted CO2 molecule is fast sequestered in plants, algae, soils, sub soils and sediments.


C sequestration, climate Environmental Chemistry Green Chemistry Phytoremediation Water treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  • Jan Schwarzbauer
    • 2
  • Didier Robert
    • 3
  1. 1.INRA, UMR1347 AgroécologieDijonFrance
  2. 2.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.CNRS, European Laboratory for Catalysis and Surface SciencesSaint-AvoldFrance

About the editors

Dr. Eric Lichtfouse is Editor of scholarly journals and series in environmental chemistry and agriculture. He teaching scientific writing in Europe and the USA and is heading publication assistance services. He has done research in organic geochemistry, soil carbon dynamics and phytoremediation. He is the author of the book ‘Scientific Writing for Impact Factor Journals’.

Dr. Jan Schwarzbauer is Editor of the journal 'Environmental Earth Sciences' and Subject Editor of 'Journal of Soils and Sediments'. After studying chemistry at the University of Hamburg, he is working since 1998 at the RWTH Aachen University leading as full professor the group 'Environmental Organic Geochemistry'.

Dr. Didier Robert is professor in organic chemistry and green chemistry at the University of Lorraine-Metz (France). He is associate editor of the Journal of Photocatalysis Sciences and its research activities are devoted to the decontamination of air and water by photochemical processes, especially by photocatalysis.

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