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Saudi Biochar Research Group is pleased to announce Prof. Adel R. Usman as "Researcher of the Month"

إستخدام الفحم الحيوي في عماية التكمير

What is Biochar ?

solid material obtained from thermochemical conversion of biomass in an oxygen-limited environment. Biochar can be used for a range of applications as an agent for soil improvement, improved resource use efficiency, remediation and/or protection against particular environmental pollution and as an avenue for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. In addition, to be recognized as biochar, the material has to pass a number of material property definitions that relate both to its value (e.g., H/Corg ratios relate to the degree of charring and therefore mineralization in soil) and its safety (e.g., heavy metal content).

Biochars as Potential Adsorbers of CH4, CO2 and H2S



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Researcher of the month

Saudi Biocar Research group

SBRG has collaboration  with International Biochar Initiative (IBI)

We successfully synthesized and applied nano zero-valent iron composited biochar for nitrate removal from polluted water, even in the presence of co-existing chloride ions. The highest nitrate removal capacity of nZVI-BC composite could be due to the combination of two processes, i.e., chemisorption (outer-sphere complexation) and reduction of nitrate to ammonia or nitrogen by Fe. Click to access full article

SBRG translated the "The use of Biochar in Composting" in Arabic 



Our latest research proves that silica composited biochar possesses highest carbon sequestration potential (64.17–95.59%), due to structural arrangements in the silica–biochar complex. Encapsulations of biochar particles with amorphous silica via Si–C bonding may prevent thermal degradation, subsequently increasing recalcitrance potential of silica composited biochars. Click to access full article 

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