Biochar 2018: Environmental Sessions
Below is a list of presentations made at the Biochar 2018 Conference on Environmental issues relevant and of interest to the TX Biochar Initiative.
Effective Activation and Modification of Biochar for Sustainable water_energy_food nexus —- Baharak Sajjadi. This presentation prescribes some conditions for use of biochar (see slide# 27):
Contrarily to traditional carbon activation at high temperatures (>600C), all stages of the ultrasono/Photo/chemical activation are conducted at low temperatures which demonstrate that this type pf activation is a feasible strategy for enhancing the adsorption capacity of biochar.
Although, ultrasound/Photo assisted Modification/activation/functionalization of biochar appears promising, but the effects of parameters have to be investigated in the near future.
Biochars for Sustainable Resource Recovery and Remediation —- Bhoopeh Mishra. There are some critically important Summaries to this presentation (slide 28) that should be read by those interested in the production of biochar for further product development;
Biochar and Hydrochar can be created from biogenic waste (e.g., Urban and Agricultural Waste)
Biochar have inbuilt reductive and electron shuttling capabilities.
In addition, they could be engineered for enhanced uptake of specific contaminants and resources, and transform them as desired.
Applications include water treatment, waste management, and resource recovery (e.g., recovery of Au from industrial waste water).
If converted to real time use, this could be first step towards truly circular economy and sustainable society.