Effects of biochar prepared from organic waste on soil properties

Gasco Guerrero, Gabriel and Cely Parra, Paola Andrea and Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria and Paz Ferreiro, Jorge and Saa Requejo, Antonio and Méndez, Ana (2014). Effects of biochar prepared from organic waste on soil properties. In: "Effects of biochar prepared from organic waste on soil properties", 23/04/201-2/05/2014, Vienna, Austria. p. 1.

Description

Title: Effects of biochar prepared from organic waste on soil properties
Author/s:
  • Gasco Guerrero, Gabriel
  • Cely Parra, Paola Andrea
  • Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria
  • Paz Ferreiro, Jorge
  • Saa Requejo, Antonio
  • Méndez, Ana
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: Effects of biochar prepared from organic waste on soil properties
Event Dates: 23/04/201-2/05/2014
Event Location: Vienna, Austria
Title of Book: Geophysical Research Abstracts
Date: 2014
Volume: 16
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Producción Agraria
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (36kB) | Preview

Abstract

Biochar is a carbon-rich solid obtained by the thermal decomposition of organic matter under a limited supply of oxygen and at relatively low temperatures. Biochar can be prepared from the pyrolysis of different organic feed- stocks, such as wood and biomass crops, agricultural by-products, different types of waste or paper industry waste materials . The pyrolysis procedure of waste, i.e. sewage sludge, has mainly two advantages, firstly, it removes pathogens from waste and, secondly, biochar can reduce the leaching of heavy metals present in raw sewage sludge. This trend of the use of waste material as feedstocks to the preparation of biochar is increasing in the last years due to industrial development and economic growth imply an increase in waste generation. The application of biochar may have positive effects on soil physical properties as water holding capacity and structure or on soil biological activity and soil quality. Also, biochar can be used to remove water pollutants and can be used in multiple ways in soil remediation due to its adsorption of pesticides or metals. Also, biochar contribute to carbon sequestration due to carbon stability of biochar materials. The objective of this presentation is to review the positive effects of the biochar prepared from organic waste on soil properties.

More information

Item ID: 37635
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/37635/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:37635
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Mar 2016 14:12
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2016 14:12
  • Logo InvestigaM (UPM)
  • Logo GEOUP4
  • Logo Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Logo Sherpa/Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo de Recolecta
  • Logo del Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • Logo de OpenCourseWare UPM