August 20-25, 2017
In the last years, special attention has been focused on analyzing the effect of pyrolysis conditions (mainly peak temperature) on the yield and properties of produced biochar. Given that the nature of biomass plays a key role in the pyrolysis process, it becomes really difficult to establish generic trends and correlations, which can be used for any biomass feedstock to predict the properties of derived biochar. Thus, more experimental studies focused on a given biomass source are still needed with the aim of providing reliable data for further research goals. In addition, a number of techniques have been proposed to estimate the long-term stability of biochar in a relatively easy and fast way (e.g., recalcitrance index, percentage of aromatic carbon, H2O2 oxidation, etc.).
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Joan J. Manyà, Manuel Azuara, and José A. Manso, "Biochar production through slow pyrolysis of different biomass materials: Seeking the best operating conditions" in "Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications", Franco Berruti, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Raffaella Ocone, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK Ondrej Masek, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2017). http://dc.engconfintl.org/biochar/76