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Sustainable Urban Carbon Capture: Engineering Soils for Climate Change (SUCCESS)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ehsan Jorat, Dr Mark Goddard, Dr Ben Kolosz, Professor David Manning

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Abstract

The increase in global temperature and the continuing threat of climate change has occurred due to rapid escalation of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, especially CO2. This is directly related to human activity and comparatively recent combustion of fossil fuels. To compensate for the anthropogenic emissions of CO2, it is essential to optimise natural processes,which have the potential to remove substantial amounts of atmospheric CO2. Here we introduce the EPSRC funded SUCCESS project that will contribute to national climate mitigation targets by adding a significant carbon capture function to artificial landscape design and soil engineering, adding value to current practice through careful use of manufactured materials. Geotechnical considerations are combined with design of planting and other end use requirements to provide a range of desirable ecosystem services.


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Author(s): Jorat ME, Goddard MA, Kolosz BW, Sohi S, Manning DAC

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of XVI ECSMGE 2015: Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 2559-2564

URL: http://xvi-ecsmge-2015.org.uk/


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