Ahmed A. Abdelhafez

New Valley University, Egypt

Ahmed A. Abdelhafez, Ph.D., is a professor and head of the Department of Soils and Water Science, Faculty of Agriculture, New Valley University, Egypt. He is one of the leading scientists in the field of biochar in the Arab region. He worked as a researcher at the Department of Environmental Research, Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Egypt, for more than 10 years. Dr. Abdelhafez focuses mainly on agricultural production, environmental contamination control, risk assessment, and biochar technology. He is a member of the National Committee of Soil Sciences and the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt. He has published several research papers on environmental contamination, risk assessment, and potential remediation technologies. Dr. Abdelhafez is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals and the chief editor of Biochar and Compost Technology.

Ahmed A. Abdelhafez

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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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