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Special Issue: Implications of Biochar Application to Soil Environment under Arid Conditions

Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer 

Recently, the influence of biochar incorporation into the soil environment has received much attention in relation to carbon sequestration, soil quality, and soil productivity. The effects of biochar on carbon sequestration and soil quality are dependent on biochar properties, which are mainly dependent on pyrolysis conditions and feedstock types. Some studies have shown biochar’s potential for increasing carbon sequestration, improving chemical, physical and biological soil properties, and enhancing soil productivity. Others have focused on the biochar’s potential for soil pollution prevention and remediation. However, most published articles were in humid environments. This special issue aims to covers several topics on the implications of biochar application to soil environment under arid conditions. The special issue welcomes papers before June 30, 2018 focusing on the on the following topics:
-Biochar’s potential for carbon sequestration and nutrients cycle in geo-system
-Biochar effects on biotic and abiotic soil properties
-Biochar quality and its implication in agro-ecosystem under arid condition
-Soil pollution prevention and remediation
-Biochar for Alkaline soils
-Biochar impacts on soil Pedology
AJGS welcomes your submissions under the voice “S. I. BIOCHAR” on the journal’s submission system, and any inquiries can be addressed to the volume Editors:
Mohammad Alwabel (Guest Editor), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (malwabel@ksu.edu.sa)
Adel Usman (Guest Editor), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Abdelazeem Sallam (Guest Editor), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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

إستخدام الفحم الحيوي في عماية التكمير


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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).


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

Biochars as Potential Adsorbers of CH4, CO2 and H2S

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