Scientific paper on biochar in contaminated groundwater remediation published

Wednesday, 25th January 2017

BEACON scientists have recently published the results of trials with various feedstocks and pyrolysis process conditions to produce a biochar which can adsorb metals from contaminated groundwater. The paper, published in Bioresource Technology, can be read here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960852416306496

Of the feedstocks tested, L. perenne performed best in terms of zinc adsorption performance, while slow pyrolysis at 300 oC achieved optimum char yield and zinc adsorption performance.