Impact of Biochar on Metal and Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants: A Tool for Environmental Remediation (An Overview)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages: 165-172
Received: Jun. 21, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 12, 2017; Published: Aug. 18, 2017
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Eluchie Nene Pearl, Biotechnology and Energy Research Department, Ministry of Science and Technology, Umuahia, Nigeria
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The importance of biochar in soil through natural processes (bush burning, forest fires) and application to soil (agriculture, waste management, carbon sequestration and pollution remediation) has received significant amount of scientific and regulatory attention. Biochar alters soil properties, encourages microbial growth activity and enhances sorption of metal and hydrophobic organic contaminants though this strongly depends on the feedstock and production process of the Biochar. This paper mainly studied on the impact of biochar on metal and hydrophobic organic contaminants and explores the feasibility of applying Biochar in remediation technology.
Biochar, Quantification, Uses, Sorption and Remediation
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Eluchie Nene Pearl, Impact of Biochar on Metal and Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants: A Tool for Environmental Remediation (An Overview), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 165-172. doi: 10.11648/j.cbe.20170203.16
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