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Biochar production from agro-food industry residues: A sustainable approach for soil and environmental management

Biochar production from agro-food industry residues: A sustainable approach for soil and environmental management

Parmar, Aditya, Nema, Prabhat K. and Agarwal, Tripti (2014) Biochar production from agro-food industry residues: A sustainable approach for soil and environmental management. Current Science, 107 (10). pp. 1673-1682. ISSN 0011-3891

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Abstract

Advance biochar production technique, hydrothermal carbonization (HTC, wet pyrolysis) offers an option to tap the benefits of biomass residues of food industry characterized by high moisture and low calorific value. HTC is more energy efficient due to its low temperature operations and higher biochar recovery rates (up to 90%). Biochar offers multitude of benefits in terms of agronomical and environmental management. It can contribute to climate change mitigation, increase plant productivity and crop yield and remediation of contaminated sites. Limitations and knowledge gaps in the current understanding of biochar along with its properties have been identified. Major hurdles recognized in commercialization of biochar application are permanency, diversity and economic viability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agro-food industry, Biochar production, Biomass residues,Hydrothermal carbonization
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 14:35
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19369

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