Project

measuring the stability of biochar in soil and developing biochar characterisation techniques

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 December 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
Keywords
biomass stabiliteit pyrolysis soil amendment biochar
 
Project description

biochar in the carbon-richh solid resideu obtained by the pyrolysis of biomass. Biochar can be used as a carbon-negative soil enhancer. the study at hand deals with the assessment of the biochar stability in the soil and its potential effect on CO2 production out of soil organic carbon by soil microbiota. furthermore, different physicochemical characterezation techniques will assessed in terms of their use in predicting the biochar in soil stability, given any type of biochar.