1st Edition

Production, Characterization, and Applications

ISBN 9781482242294
Published September 18, 2015 by CRC Press
416 Pages 5 Color & 63 B/W Illustrations

USD $115.00

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Book Description

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


Definitions and Fundamentals of Biochar
Anushka Upamali Rajapaksha, Dinesh Mohan, Avanthi Deshani Igalavithana, Sang Soo Lee, and Yong Sik Ok

Biochar: State of the Art
Prasanna Kumarathilaka, Sonia Mayakaduwa, Indika Herath, and Meththika Vithanage


Biochar Production Technology: An Overview
Sophie M. Uchimiya

Chemical, Physical, and Surface Characterization of Biochar
Fungai N.D. Mukome and Sanjai J. Parikh


Biochar for Inorganic Contaminant Management in Soil
Ramya Thangarajan, Nanthi Bolan, Sanchita Mandal, Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Girish Choppala, Rajasekar Karunanithi, and Fangjie Qi

Biochar for Organic Contaminant Management in Soil
Xiaokai Zhang, Kim McGrouther, Lizhi He, Huagang Huang, Kouping Lu, and Hailong Wang

Biochar for Inorganic Contaminant Management in Waste and Wastewater
Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Irshad Bibi, Nanthi Bolan, Balaji Seshadri, Girish Choppala, Nabeel Khan Niazi, Won-Il Kim, and Yong Sik Ok

Biochar for Organic Contaminant Management in Water and Wastewater
Ming Zhang and Li Lu


Biochar Effects on Soil Fertility and Nutrient Cycling
Yanjiang Cai and Scott X. Chang

Biochar Substrate for Hydroponic Vegetable Production
Ataullah Khan, Nick Savidov, John Zhang, Jian Yang, Tim Anderson, Don Harfield, and Anthony O. Anyia

Effects of Straw-Derived Biochar on Rice Paddy
Da Dong, Weixiang Wu, and Ting Zhong

Biochar Effects on Soil Organic Carbon Storage
Hongjie Zhang, R. Paul Voroney, and Gordon W. Price

Biochar Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Pranoy Pal


Emerging Applications of Biochar
Daniel C.W. Tsang, Jingzi Beiyuan, and Mei Deng

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Edited by

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

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