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Biochar in Nutrient Recycling—The Effect and Its Use in Wastewater Treatment

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Biochar, i.e. charred organic material, appears to increase nutrient retention in soil. The mechanism for how this happens is not clear. Here two possible mechanisms, adsorption and microbial immobilisation, are suggested and compared. It is also suggested that we use biochar in wastewater treatment, and so potentially integrate it better into the total waste management cycle.

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Foereid, B. (2015) Biochar in Nutrient Recycling—The Effect and Its Use in Wastewater Treatment. Open Journal of Soil Science, 5, 39-44. doi: 10.4236/ojss.2015.52004.

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