Biochar has created a lot of interest because of its unique properties of sustainable agricultural production and environmental protection. Biochar is known to reduce nitrogen loss from soil in terms of nitrous oxide emission and ammonia volatilization, improve the nutrient retention capacity and structural and chemical properties of soil, and increase plant growth and productivity. Biowaste materials such as biosolids, municipal waste, and paper mill sludge are effective raw materials for biochar production. These materials are rich in nutrient content, and biochar produced using these waste products is highly effective for agricultural production and environmental remediation.
|Title of host publication||Environmental Materials and Waste|
|Subtitle of host publication||Resource Recovery and Pollution Prevention|
|Editors||M. N. V. Prasad, Kaimin Shih|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2016|