Biochar Application Book

Biochar Application

  • Author : T. Komang Ralebitso-Senior
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-05-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128034361

Biochar Application Excerpt :

Biochar Application: Essential Soil Microbial Ecology outlines the cutting-edge research on the interactions of complex microbial populations and their functional, structural, and compositional dynamics, as well as the microbial ecology of biochar application to soil, the use of different phyto-chemical analyses, possibilities for future research, and recommendations for climate change policy. Biochar, or charcoal produced from plant matter and applied to soil, has become increasingly recognized as having the potential to address multiple contemporary concerns, such as agricultural productivity and contaminated ecosystem amelioration, primarily by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and improving soil functions. Biochar Application is the first reference to offer a complete assessment of the various impacts of biochar on soil and ecosystems, and includes chapters analyzing all aspects of biochar technology and application to soil, from ecogenomic analyses and application ratios to nutrient cycling and next generation sequencing. Written by a team of international authors with interdisciplinary knowledge of biochar, this reference will provide a platform where collaborating teams can find a common resource to establish outcomes and identify future research needs throughout the world. Includes multiple tables and figures per chapter to aid in analysis and understanding Includes a comprehensive table of the methods used within the contents, ecosystems, contaminants, future research, and application opportunities explored in the book Includes knowledge gaps and directions of future research to stimulate further discussion in the field and in climate change policy Outlines the latest research on the interactions of complex microbial populations and their functional, structural, and compositional dynamics Offers an assessment of the impacts of biochar on soil and ecosystems

Applications of Biochar for Environmental Safety Book

Applications of Biochar for Environmental Safety

  • Author : Ahmed Abdelhafez
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-07-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789858952

Applications of Biochar for Environmental Safety Excerpt :

Biochar is a carbon-rich material produced from the pyrolysis of organic materials from agricultural and forestry biomass at a relatively low temperature in the absence of oxygen. As such, it has potential for solving many agricultural and environmental problems.This book is divided into five sections: “Introduction,” “Production and Legislation of Biochar,” “Applications of Biochar for Soil Fertility Improvement,” “Role of Biochar for Soil Remediation and Ameliorating Salinity Effects” and “Applications of Biochar for Water Treatment.” Chapters address topics such as the pros and cons of biochar, its production, and its role in remediating and treating contaminated soils and water.

Biochar  Fundamentals and Applications in Environmental Science and Remediation Technologies Book

Biochar Fundamentals and Applications in Environmental Science and Remediation Technologies

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128201794

Biochar Fundamentals and Applications in Environmental Science and Remediation Technologies Excerpt :

Biochar: Fundamentals and Applications in Environmental Science and Remediation Technologies, Volume Six provides readers with the fundamentals of scientific and technological aspects of biochar application in stormwater treatment, its use in contaminant removal, greenhouse gas mitigation, as landfill cover material, and new environmental and agronomic applications. Chapters in this new release cover Biochar application for soil remediation in a redox-sensitive environment, Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil: Role of biochar, Role of biochar as a cover material in Landfill waste disposal system- Perspective from Unsaturated soil mechanics, Biochar in soil re-engineering, Green remediation of contaminated agricultural land using biochar, and more. Additional chapters cover the Impact of biochars on redox processes in soils, Biochar for manipulation of manure properties, A relationship paradigm between biochar amendments and green house gas emissions, Biochar amalgamation with clay: Enhanced performance for environmental remediation, Functionalization of biochar using microbial consortia, and the Potential role of biochar to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on water quality. Provides up to-date information on the use of biochar for contaminant remediation, as landfill cover material, and as a tool for energy transition Includes the aspect of biochar’s use in mitigating impacts of climate change and how manure properties can be altered through biochar addition Covers the role of microbial consortia on biochar functionalization

Biochar Applications in Agriculture and Environment Management Book

Biochar Applications in Agriculture and Environment Management

  • Author : Jay Shankar Singh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-08
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030409975

Biochar Applications in Agriculture and Environment Management Excerpt :

This book provides up-to-date information on biochar use in management of soil health, agriculture productivity, green-house gases, restoration ecology and environment. Biochar application to nutrient deficient and disturbed soils is a viable option which may promotes advances in food safety and food security to human nutrition and overall fundamental research in the agricultural sciences. The book describes in detail how the recalcitrant biochar is able to persist for long periods of time and work as a shelter for soil microbial colonisation and their biomass/numbers. This book also includes contents related to important role of biochar applications in the restoration of contaminated agricultural soils. The book will be of particular interest to students, teachers and researchers in the disciplines.

Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar Book

Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar

  • Author : Mingxin Guo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-01-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780891189640

Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar Excerpt :

Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers: Over the past decade, biochar has been intensively studied by agricultural and environmental scientists and applied as a soil quality enhancer and environmental ameliorator in various trials worldwide. This book, with 21 chapters by 57 accomplished international researchers, reports on the recent advances of biochar research and the global status of biochar application. Scientific findings, uncertainties, and barriers to practice of biochar amendment for sustaining soil fertility, improving crop production, promoting animal performance, remediating water and land, and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions are synthesized. The book presents a whole picture of biochar in its production, characterization, application, and development. Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barrier highlights the mechanisms and processes of biochar amendment for achieving stunning agricultural and environmental benefits. Composition and characteristics of biochar, its interactions with contaminants and soil constituents, and its transformation in the environment are illustrated to enlighten the achievements of biochar amendment in improving soil physical, chemical, and biological quality and animal health, reducing soil greenhouse gas emissions, and decontaminating stormwater and mine sites. Additional emphasis is given to the pyrogenic carbon in Terra Preta soils and Japanese Andosols, the pyrolysis technology for converting agricultural byproducts to biochar, and the existing economic and technical barriers to wide application of biochar in Australia, China, New Zealand, North America, and Europe. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive review on the up-to-date biochar research and application and gain critical guidance in best biochar generation and utilization.

Biochar and Its Application in Bioremediation Book

Biochar and Its Application in Bioremediation

  • Author : Riti Thapar Kapoor
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Agricultural wastes
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811640599

Biochar and Its Application in Bioremediation Excerpt :

Biochar prepared from agricultural biomass has received considerable attention because of the huge availability of ago-waste at zero cost, flexibility, high efficiency, renewability, faster contaminant removal rate, ability to treat concentrated effluent and reduction of sludge production after the treatment. This book on biochar is a comprehensive account of preparation of biochar from agricultural waste. It provides a roadmap in development of future strategy for pollution abatement and sustainable waste management. This book contains up-to-date information on biochar and its role in environment protection. The book covers useful information and applications of biochar to research scholars, academicians, agronomists, scientists and environmentalist working in the field of environment protection, bioremediation, waste management and climate change mitigation.

Biochar As A Renewable based Material  With Applications In Agriculture  The Environment And Energy Book

Biochar As A Renewable based Material With Applications In Agriculture The Environment And Energy

  • Author : Joan J Manya
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2020-08-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786348982

Biochar As A Renewable based Material With Applications In Agriculture The Environment And Energy Excerpt :

Biochar and its implementation as a renewable-based material is one of the topics on which the research community has focused the greatest energy in the last twenty years. This book provides readers with a scientific and technological overview of biochar, including new technologies for biochar production, new environmental and agronomic applications (e.g. biochar as growing media component or biochar application for mine land reclamation) and some emerging biochar applications in different fields (e.g. energy storage and catalysis). A special emphasis is placed on analyzing the links between the different stages of the value chain, underpinning the economic viability of biochar systems.Biochar as a Renewable-Based Material: With Applications in Agriculture, the Environment and Energy is designed as a textbook for graduate and postgraduate courses as well as a handbook for early-stage scientists, policy makers and potential technology customers. The book is written by internationally recognized scientists with a variety of complementary backgrounds.

Biochar from Biomass and Waste Book

Biochar from Biomass and Waste

  • Author : Yong Sik Ok
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128117309

Biochar from Biomass and Waste Excerpt :

Biochar from Biomass and Waste: Fundamentals and Applications provides the fundamentals of biochar, such as its basic concepts, production technology and characterization methods, also including comprehensive examples for readers. This book includes information on state-of-art biochar application technologies in the fields of agriculture, energy and environmental sciences with step-by-step case studies. Biochar has received worldwide interests in the past decade because it encompasses high priority research areas, including bioenergy production, global warming mitigation and sustainable agriculture. Offers comprehensive coverage of biochar production, characterization and modification methods Provides global case studies covering a wide range of application fields, including environmental, agricultural, syngas and bio-oil Covers the sustainability and future of biochar

Non soil Biochar Applications Book

Non soil Biochar Applications

  • Author : Dimitrios Kalderis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-09-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 1536139378

Non soil Biochar Applications Excerpt :

Biochar is a carbon rich solid material resulting from the pyrolysis of biomass under oxygen-free and low temperature conditions. Although most research is directed towards the application of biochar to soils, there are several other biochar properties that render it a suitable candidate for non-soil applications. A growing number of studies have tested biochar as a composite in building materials, as a hazardous substance adsorbent in drinking water and wastewater, and as a component in filters for indoor air quality and storm water management. The potential to utilize biochar for various applications depends on its properties. For example, biochar with high electrical conductivity, porosity and stability at lower temperatures is preferred as electrodes material in microbial fuel cells. Biochar containing relatively high structural bound oxygen groups is preferred in direct carbon fuel cells. On the other hand, biochars with increased particle strength, hydrophobicity and high surface area are suitable candidates for the development of reusable catalysts for chemical reactions. These new high-value applications are still in their infancy, and further research and development is needed to reach commercialization. Optimum reaction conditions for producing biochar are not always the same and reproducibility is often not satisfactory, even when the same biomass is used and the same production conditions are present. This book on non-soil biochar applications aims to highlight the diversity of biochar as a multi-functional material and introduce some new and emerging applications to the wider scientific community. It will act as a reference document to all groups and individuals working or interested in biochar research and will be a valuable contribution to existing published literature.

Biochar Book


  • Author : Yong Sik Ok
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482242300

Biochar Excerpt :

Encompassing high priority research areas such as bioenergy production, global warming mitigation, and sustainable agriculture, biochar has received increased worldwide interest in the past decade.Biochar: Production, Characterization, and Applications covers the fundamentals of biochar including its concept, production technology, and characteriza

Engineering Applications of Biochar Book

Engineering Applications of Biochar

  • Author : Wu-Jang Huang
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-07-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535134039

Engineering Applications of Biochar Excerpt :

This book has included the following major sections: "Introduction", "History of Biochar," "Preparation of Biochar," and "Applications of Biochar." The editor and authors hope that the development of biochar can cross its application field from agriculture into engineering.

Biochar for Environmental Management Book

Biochar for Environmental Management

  • Author : Johannes Lehmann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136571206

Biochar for Environmental Management Excerpt :

Biochar is the carbon-rich product when biomass (such as wood, manure or crop residues) is heated in a closed container with little or no available air. It can be used to improve agriculture and the environment in several ways, and its stability in soil and superior nutrient-retention properties make it an ideal soil amendment to increase crop yields. In addition to this, biochar sequestration, in combination with sustainable biomass production, can be carbon-negative and therefore used to actively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with major implications for mitigation of climate change. Biochar production can also be combined with bioenergy production through the use of the gases that are given off in the pyrolysis process. This book is the first to synthesize the expanding research literature on this topic. The book's interdisciplinary approach, which covers engineering, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences, economics and policy, is a vital tool at this stage of biochar technology development. This comprehensive overview of current knowledge will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and professionals in a wide range of disciplines.

Biochar Book


  • Author : Vikas Abrol
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838819873

Biochar Excerpt :

Biochar Book


  • Author : Viktor J. Bruckman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107117099

Biochar Excerpt :

This state-of-the-art compendium, combining theory with practical examples, looks at the entire biochar supply chain.

Biochar as Soil Amendment Book

Biochar as Soil Amendment

  • Author : José María De la Rosa
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039282746

Biochar as Soil Amendment Excerpt :

The role of biochar in improving soil fertility is increasingly being recognized and is leading to recommendations of biochar amendment of degraded soils. In addition, biochars offer a sustainable tool for managing organic wastes and to produce added-value products. The benefits of biochar use in agriculture and forestry can span enhanced plant productivity, an increase in soil C stocks, and a reduction of nutrient losses from soil and non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions. Nevertheless, biochar composition and properties and, therefore, its performance as a soil amendment are highly dependent on the feedstock and pyrolysis conditions. In addition, due to its characteristics, such as high porosity, water retention, and adsorption capacity, there are other applications for biochar that still need to be properly tested. Thus, the 16 original articles contained in this book, which were selected and evaluated for this Special Issue, provide a comprehensive overview of the biological, chemicophysical, biochemical, and environmental aspects of the application of biochar as soil amendment. Specifically, they address the applicability of biochar for nursery growth, its effects on the productivity of various food crops under contrasting conditions, biochar capacity for pesticide retention, assessment of greenhouse gas emissions, and soil carbon dynamics. I would like to thank the contributors, reviewers, and the support of the Agronomy editorial staff, whose professionalism and dedication have made this issue possible.