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remediation of an acidic mine spoil miscanthus biochar - biochar may be a tool for mine spoil remediation however its mechanisms for achieving this goal remain unclear in this study miscanthus miscanthus giganteus biochar was evaluated for its ability to reclaim acidic mine spoils ph 3 through reducing metal availability improving soil microbial enzymatic activity and initial growth of grass seedlings, biochar chemical composition soil applications and - biochar is the solid product obtained from thermal chemical conversion of biomass under inert or anoxic atmosphere the application of biochar into soil can produce many beneficial effects on soil e g the abundant pore structures in biochar can increase the porosity and water retention capacity of the soil the rich functional groups on biochar surface can increase the cation exchange, biochar properties and eco friendly applications for - biochar consists of i stable or fixed carbon ii labile carbon and other volatile compounds iii moisture and iv ash components an overview of the characteristics of biochar derived from different sources of biomass is detailed in table 2 unlike the carbon found in most organic matter the chemical environment of the carbon in biochar is altered during the heating process to produce, biochar for environmental management science technology - johannes lehmann is professor of soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management at cornell university usa co founder and chair of the board of the international biochar initiative member of the u s departments of agriculture and energy biomass r d committee and editor in chief of nutrient cycling in agroecosystems stephen joseph is a visiting professor in the school of materials, 55 uses of biochar ithaka journal - initially only used in agriculture the range of uses for biochar now covers a wide range of different fields giving this plant based raw material the chance to make the most of its positive properties, mineral restoration of your garden soil underwoodgardens com - why your garden soil needs minerals today we look at another aspect of building healthy vibrant garden soil that is not only incredibly productive but provides pest and disease resilience, environmental awareness naturalist intelligence - environmental awareness naturalist intelligence environment is the area in which we live and share the thin layer of air that surrounds our planet that supports life humans are the only kind of life that we know of that exists in our universe if we did not have our environment we could not exist, rex research the civilization kit - rex research was established in 1982 by robert a nelson to archive and distribute infolios information folios of collected articles about suppressed dormant or emerging sciences technologies inventions theories therapies other alternatives that offer real hope choices to help liberate humanity from its stupidity and the evile pornocracy of psychopaths, 2 why is biodiversity loss a concern greenfacts - an important component of health is a balanced diet about 7 000 species of plants and several hundred species of animals have been used for human food consumption at one time or another some indigenous and traditional communities currently consume 200 or more species wild sources of food remain particularly important for the poor and landless to provide a somewhat balanced diet c6 c8 2 2