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Applications of Biochar for Environmental Safety

Edited by Ahmed Abdelhafez

New Valley University


Mohamed Abbas

Banha University

Biochar is a carbon-rich material produced from the pyrolysis of organic materials from agricultural and forestry biomass at a relatively low temperature in the absence of oxygen. As such, it has potential for solving many agricultural and environmental problems.This book is divided into five sections: “Introduction,” “Production and Legislation of Biochar,” “Applications of Biochar for Soil Fertility Improvement,” “Role of Biochar for Soil Remediation and Ameliorating Salinity Effects” and “Applications of Biochar for Water Treatment.” Chapters address topics such as the pros and cons of biochar, its production, and its role in remediating and treating contaminated soils and water.

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Applications of Biochar for Environmental SafetyEdited by Ahmed Abdelhafez

Published: July 22nd 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87828

ISBN: 978-1-78985-896-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-895-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-241-7

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

6492 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Is Biochar Safe?

By Ahmed A. Abdelhafez, Xu Zhang, Li Zhou, Guoyan Zou, Naxin Cui, Mohammed H.H. Abbas and Mahdy H. Hamed


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2. A Mini Review of Biochar Synthesis, Characterization, and Related Standardization and Legislation

By Nor Adilla Rashidi and Suzana Yusup


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3. Forest Trees for Biochar and Carbon Sequestration: Production and Benefits

By Donald L. Rockwood, Martin F. Ellis, Ruliang Liu, Fengliang Zhao, Kyle W. Fabbro, Zhenli He and David R. Derbowka


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4. Mechanism of In-Situ Catalytic Cracking of Biomass Tar over Biochar with Multiple Active Sites

By Dongdong Feng, Yu Zhang, Yijun Zhao and Shaozeng Sun


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5. Comparative Evaluation of Hydrochars and Pyrochars for Phosphate Adsorption from Wastewater

By Aicha Slassi Sennou, Shuangning Xiu and Abolghasem Shahbazi


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6. Biochar Application for Improved Resource Use and Environmental Quality

By Stephen Yeboah, Patricia Oteng-Darko, Joseph Adomako and Abdul Rauf Alhassan Malimanga


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7. Importance of Biochar in Agriculture and Its Consequence

By Hanuman Singh Jatav, Satish Kumar Singh, Surendra Singh Jatav, Vishnu D. Rajput, Manoj Parihar, Sonu Kumar Mahawer, Rajesh Kumar Singhal and Sukirtee


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8. Biochar Potential in Improving Agricultural Production in East Africa

By Godfrey Omulo


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9. Enhancement of Soil Health Using Biochar

By Oladapo T. Okareh and Alaba O. Gbadebo


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10. Challenges of Biochar Usages in Arid Soils: A Case Study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

By Khalid A. Alaboudi


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11. The Use of Biochar as a Soil Amendment to Reduce Potentially Toxic Metals (PTMs) Phytoavailability

By João Arthur Antonangelo and Hailin Zhang


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12. Biochar Effects on Amelioration of Adverse Salinity Effects in Soils

By Ana Carolina Feitosa de Vasconcelos


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13. Sorption of Heavy Metals onto Biochar

By Ramalingham Senthilkumar and Donipathi Mogili Reddy Prasad


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14. Biochar-Assisted Wastewater Treatment and Waste Valorization

By Abhishek Pokharel, Bishnu Acharya and Aitazaz Farooque


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15. Application of Biochar for Treating the Water Contaminated with Polar Halogenated Organic Pollutants

By Barbora Kamenická, Pavel Matějíček, Tomáš Weidlich and Michael Pohořelý


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