International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control





Editor-in-Chief:John J. Gale





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The International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control is a peer reviewed journal focusing on scientific and engineering developments in greenhouse gas control through capture and storage at large stationary emitters in the power sector and in other major resource, manufacturing and production industries. The Journal covers all greenhouse gas emissions within the power and industrial sectors, and comprises both technical and non-technical related literature in one volume. Original research, review and comments papers are included.

The scope of the journal (whilst not exclusive to) includes:

CO2 Capture

New research results relevant for large scale CO2 capture systems using chemical solvents, solid sorbents, chemical looping, calcium looping, membranes and membrane reactors and hybrid systems, PSA, cryogenics etc.

  • Advances in CO2 capture processes (post combustion, pre combustion, oxy combustion) for power plants, cement and steel plants, refineries, petrochemicals, and other large industries
  • Experimental results at pilot level from laboratory scale to demonstration, and relevant modelling work for scaling up
  • CO2 capture process simulation for energy penalty reductions. Dynamic modelling.
  • Cost analyses and cost reduction strategies
  • Environmental impacts/risk, safety and life-cycle assessment of capture facilities

CO2 Transport

  • Design and material/technical issues for CO2 transport systems
  • Economic analyses and systems level optimization of CO2 transport systems
  • Risk assessments and safety issues
  • Permitting and regulatory issues

CO2 Geological Storage

  • Geological formation/storage capacity assessments
  • Matching emissions sources and storage opportunities
  • Site selection and characterization
  • Modelling the fate and effects of stored CO2
  • Integrity of the storage site, including caprocks and wells
  • Test injection research results
  • Risk assessments and management
  • Monitoring tool developments and applications
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Demonstration project results and operational experiences
  • Induced seismicity, pressure maintenance, brine displacement, groundwater impacts
  • Remediation and measurement, monitoring and verification issues
  • Experiences from natural/industrial analogues

Alternative storage options

  • Ex situ mineral carbonation (research results, safety/risk assessments, environmental/energy/legal issues, public acceptance, regulation and costs)
  • Advanced weathering
  • Ocean storage

Alternative mitigation options/negative emission options

  • BioCCS and other bioenergy mitigation options
  • Negative emission accounting principles
  • Comparison of different GHG mitigation options such as energy efficiency, renewables and nuclear power and their potential to reduce CO2 emissions

System Integration and Infrastructure development

  • Flexibility of operation of plants and on energy systems, integration issues, infrastructure development issues, financing and policies

Implementation issues

  • Legal and regulatory developments/issues
  • Human/engineering capacity constraints
  • Public awareness/acceptance issues
  • Industry case studies on GHG mitigation technology implementation, learning by doing, knowledge transfer, stakeholder engagement and financing options

Integrated Assessments, economic instruments that would induce commercial CCS deployment

  • Energy and economic modelling of the role that CCS will play in the broader portfolio of emissions mitigation options under different scenarios
  • Analyses of policy options (national and international) to reduce GHG emissions and how these impact the commercial deployment of CCS systems


Abstracting and Indexing

Agricultural Economics Database, Agricultural Engineering Abstracts, Biofuels Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, CSA Sustainability Science Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Compendex, Current Abstracts (EBSCO), Current Contents, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, Current Contents/Physics, Chemical, & Earth Sciences, Ei Compendex, Engineering Information Database EnCompass LIT (Elsevier), Environmental Impact, Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management, Forest Science Database, GEOBASE, Global Health, GreenFILE, Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts, Pollution Abstracts, Science Citation Index Expanded, ScienceDirect, Scopus, TOC Premier, Web of Science, World Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Abstracts
Editor-in-Chief John Gale IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme, Cheltenham, UK, Associate Editors Carlos Abanades Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Oviedo, Spain, Stefan Bachu Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Olav Bolland Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim, Norway, Jim Dooley Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, College Park, MD, USA, Charles Jenkins CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Canberra, ACT, Australia, Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada, Editorial Board M. Abu Zahra MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, P. Ashworth CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Kenmore, QLD, Australia, S.M. Benson Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, A. Busch Shell Global Solutions International BV, Rijswijk, Netherlands, N. Cai Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, B. Carey Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA, I. Czernichowski-Lauriol BRGM, Orleans, France, M. de Best -Waldhober Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN, Petten, Netherlands, A.P.C. Faaij Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, P.H.M. Feron CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Newcastle, NSW, Australia, G. Guthrie U.S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, J.F. Hake Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany, H. Herzog Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, S. Holloway British Geological Survey, Nottingham, Keyworth, UK, S.W. Imbus Chevron Energy Technology Co., Houston, TX, USA, N. Koukouzas CERTH/ISFTA, Athens, Greece, M. Kühn GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, T. Matsuoka Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, M. Mazzotti Institute of Process Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland, A. Niemi Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, B. Peng China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing, China, T. Sato University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan, K.V. Thambimuthu CO2CRC, Peregian Springs, QLD, Australia, J. Tombari Schlumberger Carbon Services, Spring, TX, USA, M. Wilson Energy Inet, Regina, SK, Canada, Z. Xue Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Kyoto, Japan
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