Modification on biochars for applications : A research update

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Original languageEnglish
Article number124100
Journal / PublicationBioresource Technology
Volume319
Online published10 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Biochars are the solid product of biomass under pyrolysis or gasification treatment, whose wholesale prices are lower than commercial activated carbons and other fine materials now in use. The employment of biochars as a renewable resource for field applications, if feasible, would gain apparent economic niche. Modification using physical or chemical protocol to revise the surface properties of biochar for reaching enhanced performances of target application has attracted great research interests. This article provided an overview of biochar application, particularly with the respect to the use of modified biochar as preferred soil amendment, adsorbent, electrochemical material, anaerobic digestion promotor, and catalyst. Based on literature works the current research trends and the prospects and research needs were outlined.

Research Area(s)

  • Adsorption, Anaerobic digestion, Biochar, Catalyst, Electrochemical devices, Modification

Citation Format(s)

Modification on biochars for applications: A research update. / Huang, Wei-Hao; Lee, Duu-Jong; Huang, Chihpin.
In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 319, 124100, 01.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review