Production, characterization and application of activated biochar from wood residues

Conference Dates

August 20-25, 2017


Biochar is a carbon-rich material characterized by physicochemical properties desirable in multi-disciplinary areas of science and engineering such as waste management, soil amendment, carbon sequestration, bioenergy, and degraded sites rehabilitation. However, the porosity and surface area of such materials are often very low. For example, the surface area of white birch biochar obtained by fast pyrolysis at 450°C, does not exceed 5 m2 g-1. Recently, there is growing interest of the research and industrial communities in converting biochar into activated biochar due to: i) its low-cost availability; ii) potential economic feasibility in large-scale production; and iii) its effectiveness in several applications such as the treatment (sorption) of drinking water and wastewater, energy storage, as electrodes in batteries and supercapacitors, and as catalyst support.

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