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Biochar

Production, Characterization, and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Yong Sik Ok, Sophie M. Uchimiya, Scott X. Chang, Nanthi Bolan

CRC Press

416 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 63 B/W Illus.

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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

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 AND CHARACTERIZATION

Biochar Production Technology: An Overview

Sophie M. Uchimiya

Chemical, Physical, and Surface Characterization of Biochar

Fungai N.D. Mukome and Sanjai J. Parikh

ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

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

AGRONOMIC APPLICATIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION

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

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Emerging Applications of Biochar

Daniel C.W. Tsang, Jingzi Beiyuan, and Mei Deng

About the Editors

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

About the Series

Urbanization, Industrialization, and the Environment

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General