An overview of biological processes and their potential for CO2 capture

Goli, A, Shamiri, A, Talaiekhozani, A, Eshtiaghi, N, Aghamohammadi, N and Aroua, M 2016, 'An overview of biological processes and their potential for CO2 capture', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 183, pp. 41-58.


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Title An overview of biological processes and their potential for CO2 capture
Author(s) Goli, A
Shamiri, A
Talaiekhozani, A
Eshtiaghi, N
Aghamohammadi, N
Aroua, M
Year 2016
Journal name Journal of Environmental Management
Volume number 183
Start page 41
End page 58
Total pages 18
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The extensive amount of available information on global warming suggests that this issue has become prevalent worldwide. Majority of countries have issued laws and policies in response to this concern by requiring their industrial sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as CO2. Thus, introducing new and more effective treatment methods, such as biological techniques, is crucial to control the emission of greenhouse gases. Many studies have demonstrated CO2 fixation using photo-bioreactors and raceway ponds, but a comprehensive review is yet to be published on biological CO2 fixation. A comprehensive review of CO2 fixation through biological process is presented in this paper as biological processes are ideal to control both organic and inorganic pollutants. This process can also cover the classification of methods, functional mechanisms, designs, and their operational parameters, which are crucial for efficient CO2 fixation. This review also suggests the bio-trickling filter process as an appropriate approach in CO2 fixation to assist in creating a pollution-free environment. Finally, this paper introduces optimum designs, growth rate models, and CO2 fixation of microalgae, functions, and operations in biological CO2 fixation.
Subject Wastewater Treatment Processes
Keyword(s) Bio-trickling filter reactor
Biological fixation
Biological process
CO 2
Operation
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.054
Copyright notice © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN 0301-4797
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