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Special Issue "Biochar: Preparation, Modification and Environmental Application"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2023) | Viewed by 2065
Special Issue Editor
Interests: biochar; adsorption; wastewater treatment; environmental remediation; soil amendment
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Special Issue Information
We are delighted to invite your submissions to the Special Issue on Biochar: Preparation, Modification, and Environmental Application.
Environmental pollution resulting from water eutrophication and heavy metal pollution have become the main problems facing the world. How to effectively control and mitigate these problems has always been the focus of the current environmental research field. Biochar has been widely used in environmental remediation due to its relatively large specific surface area, abundant surface functional groups, and low preparation cost. However, pristine biochar has a relatively limited adsorption capacity for pollutants compared with activated carbon. Therefore, it is necessary to modify the biochar to improve its adsorption capacity. The properties of biochar are different depending on the feedstocks, carbonization conditions, and modification methods, which may affect its adsorption performance and application. Currently, the research on biochar on the adsorption pollutants mainly focuses on its physicochemical characteristics, influencing factors, and adsorption mechanisms. To optimize the preparation conditions of functional biochar, to clarify the adsorption behavior and mechanism of different modified biochars for different pollutants, and to systematically evaluate the problems and environmental risks in its practical application, scientists all over the world must carry out systematic research together. In particular, research on the adsorption and removal mechanism of some emerging contaminants is also highly needed. The solution to these bottleneck problems mentioned above could promote and expand the large-scale and practical application of biochar in the future.
Dr. Bing Wang
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- resource utilization
- environmental remediation
- soil amendment
- risk assessment
- heavy metal
- wastewater treatment