Special Issue "Effects of Biochar on Soil Fertility and Crop Production"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015) | Viewed by 81410
Interests: biochar technology; environmental nanotechnology; contaminant fate and transport
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Topics: The Application of Biochar in Adsorption of Emerging Contaminants
Biochar, also known as “biomass-derived black carbon”, is a pyrogenic carbon produced by the combustion of biomass in an oxygen-limited environment (pyrolysis). Recent studies have demonstrated that biochar can be used for various environmental applications to produce multiple benefits. In particular, biochar can be used as a soil amendment to improve soil fertility and crop production. When biochar is applied to soils, it may also introduce other environmental benefits, such as water conservation and protection and carbon sequestration.
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- soil amendment
- soil moisture
- water quality
- carbon sequestration