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Encompassing high priority research areas such as bioenergy production, global warming mitigation, and sustainable agriculture, biochar has received increased worldwide interest in the past decade. Biochar: Production, Characterization, and Applications covers the fundamentals of biochar including its concept, production technology, and characterization. The book builds on this foundation by providing examples of state-of-the-art biochar application technology in agronomy and environmental sciences, along with detailed case studies. Edited by a group of well-known biochar experts and including chapters written by a group of international experts in their field, this valuable resource can be used both as a textbook for graduate courses or as a handbook for policy makers and practitioners in the field.
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GENERAL OVERVIEW Definitions and Fundamentals of Biochar Anushka Upamali Rajapaksha, Dinesh Mohan, Avanthi Deshani Igalavithana, Sang Soo Lee, and Yong Sik Ok Biochar: State of the Art Prasanna Kumarathilaka, Sonia Mayakaduwa, Indika Herath, and Meththika Vithanage BIOCHAR PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION Biochar Production Technology: An Overview Sophie M. Uchimiya Chemical, Physical, and Surface Characterization of Biochar Fungai N.D. Mukome and Sanjai J. Parikh ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS Biochar for Inorganic Contaminant Management in Soil Ramya Thangarajan, Nanthi Bolan, Sanchita Mandal, Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Girish Choppala, Rajasekar Karunanithi, and Fangjie Qi Biochar for Organic Contaminant Management in Soil Xiaokai Zhang, Kim McGrouther, Lizhi He, Huagang Huang, Kouping Lu, and Hailong Wang Biochar for Inorganic Contaminant Management in Waste and Wastewater Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Irshad Bibi, Nanthi Bolan, Balaji Seshadri, Girish Choppala, Nabeel Khan Niazi, Won-Il Kim, and Yong Sik Ok Biochar for Organic Contaminant Management in Water and Wastewater Ming Zhang and Li Lu AGRONOMIC APPLICATIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION Biochar Effects on Soil Fertility and Nutrient Cycling Yanjiang Cai and Scott X. Chang Biochar Substrate for Hydroponic Vegetable Production Ataullah Khan, Nick Savidov, John Zhang, Jian Yang, Tim Anderson, Don Harfield, and Anthony O. Anyia Effects of Straw-Derived Biochar on Rice Paddy Da Dong, Weixiang Wu, and Ting Zhong Biochar Effects on Soil Organic Carbon Storage Hongjie Zhang, R. Paul Voroney, and Gordon W. Price Biochar Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Pranoy Pal FUTURE PROSPECTS Emerging Applications of Biochar Daniel C.W. Tsang, Jingzi Beiyuan, and Mei Deng

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Edited by Yong Sik Ok, professor and director, Korea Biochar Research Center, Department of Biological Environment, Kangwon National University, Chuncheaon, Korea Sophie M. Uchimiya, research chemist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDAARS), Southern Regional ResearchCenter in New Orleans, Louisiana Scott X. Chang, professor in forest soils and nutrient dynamics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Nanthi Bolan, professor of environmental science, University of Newcastle, Australia

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