Preparation and Application of Biochar in Agricultural Systems

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2024 | Viewed by 434

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College of Engineering, Huazhong Agricultural University, No. 1, Shizishan Street, Hongshan District, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: agriculture waste; biochar; pyrolysis; gasification; combustion; carbon-based controlled-release fertilizer; energy-conversion equipment; energy-saving technology

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Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: agriculture waste; emission reduction; life cycle assessment; biochar; pyrolysis
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School of Environment and Health, Jianghan University, Wuhan 430056, China
Interests: agriculture waste; herbal medicine waste; biochar; bio-crude; pyrolysis; gasification; combustion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The conversion of agricultural waste into biochar is a promising technology; however, it still faces many technical obstacles in terms of preparation and quality. The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide crucial information to enhance discussions, analyses, and evaluations pertaining to the preparation and application of biochar in agricultural systems.

This issue will cover various research topics related to the preparation of biochar, including carbonization processes, mechanisms, and equipment, improving quality via activation, and reducing pollution via catalysis. At the same time, this Special Issue encourages the submission of research on various topics related to high-value agricultural applications of biochar. A series of evaluations are also needed for this technology in terms of its cost, integration, and sustainability. Authors are encouraged to submit their contributions on different hot topics in this field, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Carbonization processes, mechanisms, and equipment;
  • Activation methods, catalytic technology, and energy-saving technology for biochar preparation;
  • Carbon-based controlled-release fertilizers, biopesticides, soil improvements, contaminant treatments, and nutrient recovery;
  • Cost, integration, and sustainability of biochar technology;
  • Carbon capture, storage, and utilization and other research related to biochar utilization.

Dr. Baojun Yi
Prof. Dr. Lili Huo
Dr. Fang Huang
Guest Editors

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  • biochar
  • carbonization process
  • pyrolysis mechanism
  • carbon-based controlled release
  • high-value application

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