Impact of Biochar Amount on Water Evaporating Capacity of Biochar Blended Soil

Krishna, B S V S R and Sarvesh, Jagga (2014) Impact of Biochar Amount on Water Evaporating Capacity of Biochar Blended Soil. International Journal of Basic and Applied Biology, 2 (3). pp. 120-123. ISSN 2349-5820

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Abstract

Biochar is most commonly produced material through an energy conversion process known as pyrolysis.Biochar is a finegrained and porous form of charcoal that is specifically made for use as a soil amendment and soil conditioner. Added to soil, it can help to boost soil health, with positive benefits to plant growth and disease resistance.It is now the subject of academic research which will establish its potential to support reduced fertilizer use, reduced irrigation and increased yields. Because it supports higher levels of microbiological populations it can be a particularly valuable soil amendment for organic growers. Present study focused on impact of biochar amount on water drying capacity of biochar blended soil. Various combinations of biochar blended soil and different amounts of water levels (batch mode) were used in the study and identified the suitable combination of biochar blended soils to reduce the water evaporation rate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochar, Pyrolysis, water evaporation rate, biochar blended soil.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 09:16
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 09:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142408

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