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 characterization. The book builds on this foundation by providing examples of state-of-the-art biochar application technology in agronomy and environmental sciences, along with detailed case studies.
Edited by a group of well-known biochar experts and including chapters written by a group of international experts in their field, this valuable resource can be used both as a textbook for graduate courses or as a handbook for policy makers and practitioners in the field.
Table of Contents
GENERAL OVERVIEW. Definitions and Fundamentals of Biochar. Biochar: State of the Art. BIOCHAR PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION. Biochar Production Technology: An Overview. Chemical, Physical, and Surface Characterization of Biochar. ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS. Biochar for Inorganic Contaminant Management in Soil. Biochar for Organic Contaminant Management in Soil. Biochar for Inorganic Contaminant Management in Waste and Wastewater. Biochar for Organic Contaminant Management in Water and Wastewater. AGRONOMIC APPLICATIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION. Biochar Effects on Soil Fertility and Nutrient Cycling. Biochar Substrate for Hydroponic Vegetable Production. Effects of Straw-Derived Biochar on Rice Paddy. Biochar Effects on Soil Organic Carbon Storage. Biochar Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. FUTURE PROSPECTS. Emerging Applications of Biochar.
Yong Sik Ok, professor and director, Korea Biochar Research Center, Department of Biological Environment, Kangwon National University, Chuncheaon, Korea
Sophie M. Uchimiya, research chemist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDAARS), Southern Regional ResearchCenter in New Orleans, Louisiana
Scott X. Chang, professor in forest soils and nutrient dynamics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Nanthi Bolan, professor of environmental science, University of Newcastle, Australia