Biochar from Biomass and Waste: Fundamentals and Applications provides fundamentals of biochar such as its concept, production technology and characterization methods with comprehensive examples for readers. This book will also include state-of-art biochar application technology in the field of agriculture, energy and environmental sciences with step-by-step case studies. Biochar has received worldwide interests in the past decade, because it encompasses high priority research areas including bioenergy production, global warming mitigation, and sustainable agriculture.
- Offers comprehensive coverage of biochar production, characterization and modification methods
- Provides global case studies covering a wide range of application fields, including environmental, agricultural, syngas and bio-oil
- Covers the sustainability and future of biochar
Section I: Production 1. Biochar, bio-oil and syngas 2. Biochar production technologies 3. Designer/Engineered biochar: Physical modification 4. Designer/Engineered biochar: Chemical modification
Section II: Characterization 5. Physical characterization 6. Chemical characterization 7. Surface characterization 8. Toxicity assessments
Section III: Application 9. Conventional applications of biochar 10. Emerging applications of biochar
Dr. Yong Sik Ok, PHD. is a Full Professor at the School of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Kangwon National University (KNU) and is currently serving as a Director of the Korea Biochar Research Center (KBRC) in Korea. Prof. Ok is currently an Editorial Board Member for Chemosphere, a Coordinating Editor for Environmental Geochemistry and Health, a Subject Editor for Journal of Soils and Sediments, an Associate Editor for Canadian Journal of Soil Science and an Editorial Board Member for Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability. Additionally, he has served as a guest editor for the leading journals including Bioresource Technology, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Chemosphere, Plant and Soil, Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Geoderma, Journal of Soils and Sediments, etc. Prof. Ok is a visiting professor at the Department of Renewable Resources at University of Alberta (Canada), the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University (Belgium) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong). Prof. Ok is also serving as an Adjunct Professor at University of Wuppertal (Germany) and a Guest Professor at China Jiliang University (China). Prof. Ok has organized many international conferences including, most recently, CLEAR 2014 (Korea) and Biological Waste 2014 (Hong Kong).