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As a result of environmental requirements in many countries and new areas of application the demand on activated carbon is still growing. Due to the unavailability of the main basic materials like hard coal, wood or coconut shells in many countries other ... read more

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Decontaminaton: -Removal of contaminant source (?) -Capping/making safe -Removal of risk (?) Remediation: -Improvement of surrounding environment -Ecological efficiency -Minimising risk Luke Beesley

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Highlights • Biochar significantly increased soil pH, organic matter and immobilized soil Cd and Pb. • Biochar treatment consistently reduced rice Cd and Pb content in three years. • Contaminated biochar from the study field contained much higher he... read more

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Content Effluent decontamination Which contaminants ? Substrates requirements The Biobed family Designing a substrate Requirements Corresponding tests Interaction between soil and chars Char scale Clod scale Pascal Boivin, Pedologist and Soil Scientist

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Conclusion: sorption to biochar • Biochar possesses high porosity and anaromatic structure • Biochar can strongly bind organic compounds and reduce pollutant risk • The right biochar has to be selected • Especially activated biochar is effective,b... read more

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Note: IBI Research Summaries are intended to provide answers about biochar science for the general public. These summaries are based on IBI’s review of published scientific literature. As this literature is updated, IBI will update these summaries. Plea... read more

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The volume of research on the topic of biochar has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. A Web of Science search for articles, reviews, books, abstracts, data studies, and reports including the keyword “biochar” reveals that the number of studies... read more

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In the present study, the adsorption of a mixture of 15 different pesticides (with individual pesticide concentrations of 400 mg/l) from water by untreated and treated (using phosphoric acid) biochars and charcoal has been studied. Solid–water distribut... read more