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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644399/effects-of-biochar-derived-sewage-sludge-on-heavy-metal-adsorption-and-immobilization-in-soils
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Dan Zhou, Dan Liu, Fengxiang Gao, Mengke Li, Xianping Luo
The object of this study was to evaluate the effect of sewage sludge biochar on adsorption and mobility of Cr, Mn, Cu, and Zn. Biochar (BC400) was produced via pyrolysis of municipal sewage sludge at 400 °C. Maximum adsorption capacities (qm) for Zn, Cr, Mn, and Cu were 5.905, 5.724, 5.681, and 5.342 mg·g(-1), respectively, in the mono-metal solution and 2.475, 8.204, 1.01, and 5.415 mg·g(-1), respectively, in the multi-metal solution. The adsorption capacities for Mn, Cu, and Zn decreased in the multi-metal solution due to competitive adsorption, whereas the capacity for Cr increased...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638393/non-chemical-control-of-root-parasitic-weeds-with-biochar
#2
Hanan Eizenberg, Dina Plakhine, Hammam Ziadne, Ludmila Tsechansky, Ellen R Graber
This study tested whether soil-applied biochar can impact the seed germination and attachment of root parasitic weeds. Three hypotheses were evaluated: (i) biochar adsorbs host-exuded signaling molecules; (ii) biochar activates plants' innate system-wide defenses against invasion by the parasite; and (iii) biochar has a systemic influence on the amount of seed germination stimulant produced or released by the host plant. Three types of experiments were performed: (I) pot trials with tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) infested with Phelipanche aegyptiaca PERS...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637634/optimization-of-food-waste-compost-with-the-use-of-biochar
#3
M Waqas, A S Nizami, A S Aburiazaiza, M A Barakat, I M I Ismail, M I Rashid
This paper aims to examine the influence of biochar produced from lawn waste in accelerating the degradation and mineralization rates of food waste compost. Biochar produced at two different temperatures (350 and 450 °C) was applied at the rates 10 and 15% (w/w) of the total waste to an in-vessel compost bioreactor for evaluating its effects on food waste compost. The quality of compost was assessed against stabilization indices such as moisture contents (MC), electrical conductivity (EC), organic matters (OM) degradation, change in total carbon (TC) and mineral nitrogen contents such as ammonium (NH4(+)) and nitrate (NO3(-))...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637163/the-impacts-of-biomass-properties-on-pyrolysis-yields-economic-and-environmental-performance-of-the-pyrolysis-bioenergy-biochar-platform-to-carbon-negative-energy
#4
Wenqin Li, Qi Dang, Robert C Brown, David Laird, Mark M Wright
This study evaluated the impact of biomass properties on the pyrolysis product yields, economic and environmental performance for the pyrolysis-biochar-bioenergy platform. We developed and applied a fast pyrolysis, feedstock-sensitive, regression-based chemical process model to 346 different feedstocks, which were grouped into five types: woody, stalk/cob/ear, grass/plant, organic residue/product and husk/shell/pit. The results show that biomass ash content of 0.3-7.7wt% increases biochar yield from 0.13 to 0...
June 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634801/ameliorating-soil-acidity-and-physical-properties-of-two-contrasting-texture-ultisols-with-wastewater-sludge-biochar
#5
Yutong Zong, Yefeng Wang, Ye Sheng, Chengfeng Wu, Shenggao Lu
The production of biochar is a safe and beneficial disposal way for wastewater sludge. The biochar produced from wastewater sludge can be used as soil amendments for improving soil properties and for increasing crop yield. This work investigated the influences of wastewater sludge biochar (WSB) on the pH, exchangeable acidity, and physical properties of strongly acidic Ultisols with contrasting texture (clayey soil and sandy loam). Two soils were mixed with WSB at the rate of 0, 10, 20, and 40 g biochar kg(-1) soil and incubated for 240 days at 75% field water capacity...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634798/value-of-biochars-from-miscanthus-x-giganteus-cultivated-on-contaminated-soils-to-decrease-the-availability-of-metals-in-multicontaminated-aqueous-solutions
#6
Adeline Janus, Aurélie Pelfrêne, Karin Sahmer, Sophie Heymans, Christophe Deboffe, Francis Douay, Christophe Waterlot
The objective of this study was to evaluate the sorption efficiency of eight biochars, made from Miscanthus x giganteus cultivated on contaminated agricultural soil, in aqueous solutions contaminated with metals alone or mixed with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These biochars were produced in different pyrolysis conditions (temperature, 400/600 °C; heating rate, 5/10 °C min(-1); duration, 45/90 min) and compared with an uncontaminated commercialized biochar made of wood. The physicochemical characterization of the Miscanthus biochars confirmed the impact of the pyrolysis on the biochar parameters with substantial differences between the biochars in terms of pH, cation exchange capacity, and specific surface area...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634793/arsenic-sorption-by-red-mud-modified-biochar-produced-from-rice-straw
#7
Chuan Wu, Liu Huang, Sheng-Guo Xue, Yu-Ying Huang, William Hartley, Meng-Qian Cui, Ming-Hung Wong
Red mud-modified biochar (RM-BC) has been produced to be utilized as a novel adsorbent to remove As because it can effectively combine the beneficial features of red mud (rich metal oxide composition and porous structure) and biochar (large surface area and porous structure properties). SEM-EDS and XRD analyses demonstrated that red mud had loaded successfully on the surface of biochar. With the increasing of pH in solution, arsenate (As(V)) adsorption on RM-BC decreased while arsenite (As(III)) increased. Arsenate adsorption kinetics process on RM-BC fitted the pseudo-second-order model, while that of As(III) favored the Elovich model...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632984/aging-induced-changes-in-biochar-s-functionality-and-adsorption-behavior-for-phosphate-and-ammonium
#8
Shamim Mia, Feike A Dijkstra, Balwant Singh
Biochar, a form of pyrogenic carbon, can contribute to agricultural and environmental sustainability by increasing soil reactivity. In soils, biochar could change its role over time through alterations in its surface chemistry. However, a mechanistic understanding of the aging process and its role in ionic nutrient adsorption and supply remain unclear. Here, we aged a wood biochar (550 °C) by chemical oxidation with 5-15% H2O2 and investigated the changes in surface chemistry and the adsorption behavior of ammonium and phosphate...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629105/indispensable-role-of-biochar-inherent-mineral-constituents-in-its-environmental-applications-a-review
#9
Xiaoyun Xu, Yinghao Zhao, Jingke Sima, Ling Zhao, Ondřej Mašek, Xinde Cao
Biochar typically consists of both carbon and mineral fractions, and the carbon fraction has been generally considered to determine its properties and applications. Recently, an increasing body of research has demonstrated that mineral components inherent in biochar, such as alkali or alkaline earth metals in the form of carbonates, phosphates, or oxides, could also influence the properties and thus the applications. The review articles published thus far have mainly focused on multiple environmental and agronomic applications of biochar, including carbon sequestration, soil improvement, environmental remediation, etc...
June 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628988/enhanced-power-generation-and-wastewater-treatment-in-sustainable-biochar-electrodes-based-bioelectrochemical-system
#10
Binwei Wang, Zhifen Wang, Yong Jiang, Guangcai Tan, Nan Xu, Yang Xu
Corn-straw biochar (BC500 and BC900) and KOH modified biochar (BAC) were used as the electrode materials of bioelectrochemical system (BES). Compared to carbon felt (CF) electrodes BES, the maximum power density of BC500, BC900 and BAC anodes BES increased by 10.7%, 56.0% and 92.0%, and that of BC500, BC900 and BAC cathodes BES increased by 3.1, 5.2 and 4.8 times, respectively. The CF electrodes BES was optimized to decolor the AO7 simulated wastewater and 97% of AO7 was quickly degraded within 2h. When using biochar anodes, the decoloration rates were enhanced...
May 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628867/the-improvement-of-multi-contaminated-sandy-loam-soil-chemical-and-biological-properties-by-the-biochar-wood-ash-and-humic-substances-amendments
#11
Maria Pukalchik, Filip Mercl, Maria Panova, Kateřina Břendová, Vera A Terekhova, Pavel Tlustoš
Addition of low amount of humic substances, as a supplement to biochar or wood ash, can markedly enhance their remediation ability.
June 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628297/organic-carbon-amendments-for-enhanced-biological-attenuation-of-trace-organic-contaminants-in-biochar-amended-stormwater-biofilters
#12
Bridget A Ulrich, Marta Vignola, Katelynn Edgehouse, David Werner, Christopher P Higgins
This study sought to evaluate how dissolved organic carbon (DOC) affects attenuation of trace organic contaminants (TOrCs) in biochar-amended stormwater biofilters. It was hypothesized that (1) DOC-augmented runoff would demonstrate enhanced TOrC biodegradation, and (2) biochar-amended sand bearing DOC-cultivated biofilms would achieve enhanced TOrC attenuation due to sorptive retention and biodegradation. Microcosm and column experiments were conducted; utilizing actual runoff, DOC from straw and compost, and a suite of TOrCs...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624739/degradation-of-1-4-dioxane-by-biochar-supported-nano-magnetite-particles-activating-persulfate
#13
Da Ouyang, Jingchun Yan, Linbo Qian, Yun Chen, Lu Han, Anqi Su, Wenying Zhang, Hao Ni, Mengfang Chen
Nano magnetite biochar composite (nFe3O4/biochar) was synthesized and used to activate persulfate for the degradation of 1,4-dioxane. Analytical techniques using X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier transform infrared analysis (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) indicated that nFe3O4 was spherical and successfully loaded onto the surface of biochar. The results of batch-scale experiments illustrated that the 1,4-dioxane degradation efficiency in aqueous phase was 98...
May 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623022/heterogeneity-of-zeolite-combined-with-biochar-properties-as-a-function-of-sewage-sludge-composting-and-production-of-nutrient-rich-compost
#14
Mukesh Kumar Awasthi, Meijing Wang, Ashok Pandey, Hongyu Chen, Sanjeev Kumar Awasthi, Quan Wang, Xiuna Ren, Altaf Hussain Lahori, Dong-Sheng Li, Ronghua Li, Zengqiang Zhang
In the present study, biochar combined with a higher dosage of zeolite (Z) and biochar (B) alone were applied as additives for dewatered fresh sewage sludge (DFSS) composting using 130-L working volume lab-scale reactors. We first observed that the addition of a mixture of B and Z to DFSS equivalent to 12%B+10% (Z-1), 15% (Z-2) and 30% (Z-3) zeolite (dry weight basis) worked synergistically as an amendment and increased the composting efficiency compared with a treatment of 12%B alone amended and a control without any amendment...
June 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623020/two-step-gasification-of-cattle-manure-for-hydrogen-rich-gas-production-effect-of-biochar-preparation-temperature-and-gasification-temperature
#15
Ya Xin, Hongliang Cao, Qiaoxia Yuan, Dianlong Wang
Two-step gasification process was proposed to dispose cattle manure for hydrogen rich gas production. The effect of temperature on product distribution and biochar properties were first studied in the pyrolysis-carbonization process. The steam gasification of biochar derived from different pyrolysis-carbonization temperatures was then performed at 750°C and 850°C. The biochar from the pyrolysis-carbonization temperatures of 500°C had high carbon content and low volatiles content. According to the results of gasification stage, the pyrolysis-carbonization temperature of 500°C and the gasification temperature of 850°C were identified as the suitable conditions for hydrogen production...
June 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622649/influence-of-surface-chemistry-of-carbon-materials-on-their-interactions-with-inorganic-nitrogen-contaminants-in-soil-and-water
#16
REVIEW
Sumaraj, Lokesh P Padhye
Inorganic nitrogen contaminants (INC) (NH4(+), NO3(-), NO2(-), NH3, NO, NO2, and N2O) pose a growing risk to the environment, and their remediation methods are highly sought after. Application of carbon materials (CM), such as biochar and activated carbon, to remediate INC from agricultural fields and wastewater treatment plants has gained a significant interest since past few years. Understanding the role of surface chemistry of CM in adsorption of various INC is highly critical to increase adsorption efficiency as well as to assess the long term impact of using these highly recalcitrant CM for remediation of INC...
June 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622639/an-investigation-into-the-rapid-removal-of-tetracycline-using-multilayered-graphene-phase-biochar-derived-from-waste-chicken-feather
#17
Huiqin Li, Jingtao Hu, Yue Meng, Jinhua Su, Xiaojing Wang
This study investigated the removal of tetracycline (TC) using multilayered graphene-phase biochar (MGB) derived from waste chicken feather. MGB was produced through a two-stage carbonization and KOH-activation method. MGB was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), Raman spectra, Zeta potential and elemental analysis. Various chemical functional groups were demonstrated on the surface of MGB. MGB was featured by a very large BET surface area of 1838m(2)/g...
June 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618363/simultaneous-sorption-and-catalytic-oxidation-of-trivalent-antimony-by-canna-indica-derived-biochars
#18
Xiaoqiang Cui, Qijun Ni, Qiang Lin, Kiran Yasmin Khan, Tingqiang Li, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Zhenli He, Xiaoe Yang
The simultaneous sorption and oxidation of Sb(III) on biochars were investigated using batch experiments. The biochars were derived from Canna indica at different pyrolysis temperatures (300-600 °C, referred as CIB300-CIB600), and characterized by FTIR, BET, XRD, SEM-EDS, EPR and Boehm titration. The Sb(III) sorption data could be well fitted by both the Langmuir and Freundlich models, and the pseudo-second order model is best for describing the kinetic data. The maximum Sb(III) sorption capacity of CIB300 was 16...
June 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618279/analyzing-the-impacts-of-three-types-of-biochar-on-soil-carbon-fractions-and-physiochemical-properties-in-a-corn-soybean-rotation
#19
Saroop S Sandhu, David A N Ussiri, Sandeep Kumar, Rajesh Chintala, Sharon K Papiernik, Douglas D Malo, Thomas E Schumacher
Biochar is a solid material obtained when biomass is thermochemically converted in an oxygen-limited environment. In most previous studies, the impacts of biochar on soil properties and organic carbon (C) were investigated under controlled conditions, mainly laboratory incubation or greenhouse studies. This 2-year field study was conducted to evaluate the influence of biochar on selected soil physical and chemical properties and carbon and nitrogen fractions for two selected soil types (clay loam and a sandy loam soil) under a corn (Zea mays L...
May 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612389/biochar-potential-in-intensive-cultivation-of-capsicum-anuum-l-sweet-pepper-crop-yield-and-plant-protection
#20
Abhay Kumar, Yigal Elad, Ludmila Tsechansky, Vikas Abrol, Beni Lew, Rivka Offenbach, Ellen R Graber
BACKGROUND: The influence of various biochars on crop yield and disease resistance of Capsicum anuum L. (sweet pepper) under modern, high-input, intensive net house cultivation was tested over the course of 2011 to 2014 in the Arava desert region of Israel. A pot experiment with Lactuca sativa L. (lettuce) grown in the absence of fertilizer employed the 3-year old field trial soils to determine if biochar treatments contributed to soil intrinsic fertility. RESULTS: Biochar amendments resulted in a significant increase in number and weight of pepper fruits over three years...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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