Methane and climate change [electronic resource] / edited by Dave Reay, Pete Smith, and André van Amstel
- London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- 261 p. ; ill. ; 25 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Reay, Dave, 1972-, Smith, Peter, 1965 April 16-, and Amstel, Andre van
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- License restrictions may limit access.
- Methane sources and the global methane budget / Dave Reay, Pete Smith and Andre van Amstel -- The microbiology of methanogenesis / Alfons J.M. Stams and Caroline M. Plugge -- Wetlands / Torben R. Christensen -- Geological methane / Giuseppe Etiope -- Termites / David E. Bignell -- Vegetation / Andy Mcleod and Frank Keppler -- Biomass burning / Joel S. Levine -- Rice cultivation / Franz Conen, Keith A. Smith and Kazuyuki Yagi -- Ruminants / Francis M. Kelliher and Harry Clark -- Wastewater and manure / Miriam H.A. van Eekert, Hendrik Jan van Dooren, Marjo Lexmond and Grietje Zeeman -- Landfills / Jean E. Bogner and Kurt Spokas -- Fossil energy and ventilation air methane / Richard Mattus and Åke Källstrand -- Options for methane control / Andre van Amstel -- Summary / Andre van Amstel, Dave Reay, and Pete Smith.
- "Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and is estimated to be responsible for approximately one-fifth of man-made global warming. Per kilogram, it is 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 100-year time horizon -- and global warming is likely to enhance methane release from a number of sources. Current natural and man-made sources include many where methane-producing micro-organisms can thrive in anaerobic conditions, particularly ruminant livestock, rice cultivation, landfill, wastewater, wetlands and marine sediments. This timely and authoritative book provides the only comprehensive and balanced overview of our current knowledge of sources of methane and how these might be controlled to limit future climate change. It describes how methane is derived from the anaerobic metabolism of micro-organisms, whether in wetlands or rice fields, manure, landfill or wastewater, or the digestive systems of cattle and other ruminant animals. It highlights how sources of methane might themselves be affected by climate change. It is shown how numerous point sources of methane have the potential to be more easily addressed than sources of carbon dioxide and therefore contribute significantly to climate change mitigation in the 21st century."--Publisher's description.
- 9781844078233 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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