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CO2 Separation, Purification and Conversion to Chemicals and Fuels

  • Franz Winter
  • Rashmi Avinash Agarwal
  • Jan Hrdlicka
  • Sunita Varjani

Part of the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability book series (ENENSU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Franz Winter, Rashmi A. Agarwal, Jan Hrdlicka, Sunita Varjani
    Pages 1-3
  3. Sunita Varjani, Asha Humbal, Vijay Kumar Srivastava
    Pages 5-17
  4. Mukesh Kumar Awasthi, Yumin Duan, Junchao Zhao, Xiuna Ren, Sanjeev Kumar Awasthi, Tao Liu et al.
    Pages 19-37
  5. E. J. Anthony, P. T. Clough
    Pages 39-53
  6. Jan Hrdlicka, Matěj Vodička, Pavel Skopec, František Hrdlička, Tomáš Dlouhý
    Pages 55-78
  7. P. Thirumala Bai, K. S. Rajmohan, P. S. Sai Prasad, S. Srinath
    Pages 93-117
  8. Raghuram Chetty, Sunita Varjani, G. Keerthiga, S. Srinath, K. S. Rajmohan
    Pages 119-151
  9. Dang Viet Quang, Abdallah Dindi, Mohammad R. M. Abu Zahra
    Pages 153-184

About this book


This book presents the recent research on the separation, purification and downstream utilization of CO2 and other flue gases. Chapters include a detailed discussion on the purification and further conversion of CO2 to commodity chemicals and fuels. With contributions from renowned researchers in the field, the book focuses on the current challenges of catalytic high-pressure chemical conversion and biochemical conversion into high-value products. This book is of interest to researchers, professionals, and students working on carbon capture and sequestration, and is a valuable resource for policy makers and government agents working on guidelines and frameworks for carbon capture and reuse.


Carbon utilization carbon sequeteration CO2 to commodity chemicals biochemical conversion CO2 conversion carbon capture

Editors and affiliations

  • Franz Winter
    • 1
  • Rashmi Avinash Agarwal
    • 2
  • Jan Hrdlicka
    • 3
  • Sunita Varjani
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience EngineeringTechnische Universität WienViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Energy EngineeringCzech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Gujarat Pollution Control BoardGandhinagarIndia

About the editors

Franz Winter is a Professor and the Head of the Chemical Process Engineering & Energy Technology research division and the Reaction Engineering & Combustion research group at the Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Biological Engineering at the TU Wien in Austria, where he also completed his Ph.D. Prof. Franz Winter’s research interests include mathematical modeling and experimental work in energy conversion, CO2 utilization, combustion chemistry for waste utilization and engine technology and design, and high-temperature gas–solid processes. He has published more than 90 journal articles, 190 conference papers, and 40 book chapters and patents.

Dr. Rashmi A. Agarwal is a Senior Researcher at IIT Kanpur. She completed her doctoral degree in Inorganic Chemistry at IIT Kanpur in 2014, her M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry at Rajasthan University, Jaipur in 2002 and B.Sc. in Chemistry from Kanoria College, Rajasthan University, in 2000. She has expertise in coordination chemistry, coordination polymers, organic synthesis, inorganic synthesis, crystal structure determination, supramolecular chemistry, porous materials, topology, florescence, SC (single crystal)-to-SC transformation, and synthesis of nano-particles. Dr. Rashmi A. Agarwal has published over 20 research papers in leading international journals.

Jan Hrdlička is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. His research interests include combustion processes, fluidized bed combustion, emission control, CCS (oxyfuel combustion, chemical looping), energy conversion of biomass, alternative fuels and energy sources and industrial energy sources. He completed his PhD at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. Dr Hrdlička has received a DAAD fellowship, Marie Curie fellowship and Erasmus fellowship.

Dr. Sunita Varjani is Scientific Officer at Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. She holds M.Sc. degree in Microbiology and Ph.D. in Biotechnology. Her major areas of research are Industrial and Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology. Dr. Varjani has authored more than sixty publications, including research and review papers, books and book chapters.  She has won several awards and honours, including Young Scientist Award - 2018 by International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Certificate of Appreciation - 2017, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, Top Reviewer Award - 2017, Bioresource Technology Journal, Elsevier, Young Scientist Award at AFRO-ASIAN Congress on Microbes for Human and Environmental Health, New Delhi (2014) and Best Paper Awards in national and international conferences in 2008, 2012 and 2013. She is member of editorial board of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability and has served as guest editor of special issues of Bioresource Technology journal, Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability and Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. She is recipient of visiting scientist fellowship from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (2017).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title CO2 Separation, Purification and Conversion to Chemicals and Fuels
  • Editors Franz Winter
    Rashmi Avinash Agarwal
    Jan Hrdlicka
    Sunita Varjani
  • Series Title Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
  • Series Abbreviated Title Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-3295-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-3296-8
  • Series ISSN 2522-8366
  • Series E-ISSN 2522-8374
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 184
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Fossil Fuels (incl. Carbon Capture)
    Climate Change Management and Policy
    Renewable and Green Energy
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