Hydrogen Production and Remediation of Carbon and Pollutants

  • Eric Lichtfouse
  • Jan Schwarzbauer
  • Didier Robert

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19375-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19374-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19375-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-7114
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-7122
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