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Biochar: Fundamentals and Applications in Environmental Science and Remediation Technologies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128201787

Biochar: Fundamentals and Applications in Environmental Science and Remediation Technologies, Volume 7

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: Ajit K. Sarmah
Paperback ISBN: 9780128201787
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 308
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Table of Contents


Ajit K. Sarmah

1. Biochar amalgamation with clay: Enhanced performance for environmental remediation

Thilakshani Atugoda, Ahmed Ashiq, S. Keerthanan, Prabuddhi Wijekoon, Sammani Ramanayaka and Meththika Vithanage

2. Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil: Role of biochar

Lina Gogoi, Rumi Narzari, Rahul S. Chutia, Bikram Borkotoki, Nirmali Gogoi and Rupam Kataki

3. Application of biochar for emerging contaminant mitigation

Elsa Antunes, Arun K. Vuppaladadiyam, Ajit K. Sarmah, S.S.V. Varsha, Kamal Kishore Pant,

Bhagyashree Tiwari and Ashish Pandey

4. Role of biochar as a cover material in landfill waste disposal system: Perspective on unsaturated hydraulic properties

Sanandam Bordoloi, Janarul Shaikh, Ján Horák, Ankit Garg, S. Sreedeep and Ajit K. Sarmah

5. Effects of modified biochar on As-contaminated water and soil: A recent update

Jingzi Beiyuan, Yiyin Qin, Qiqi Huang, Hailong Wang, Daniel C.W. Tsang and Jörg Rinklebe

6. Biochar for modification of manure properties

Sören Thiele-Bruhn and Anastasiah N. Ngigi

7. Biochar role in improving pathogens removal capacity of stormwater biofilters

Renan Valenca, Annesh Borthakur, Huong Le and Sanjay Mohanty

8. A relationship paradigm between biochar amendment and greenhouse gas emissions

Mohd Ahsaan, Pratibha Tripathi, Anupama and Puja Khare

9. Biochar for sustainable agriculture: Prospects and implications

Kumar Raja Vanapalli, Biswajit Samal, Brajesh Kumar Dubey and Jayanta Bhattacharya

10. Structure and function of biochar in remediation and as carrier of microbes

Kim Yrjälä and Eglantina Lopez-Echartea

11. Influence of process parameters for production of biochar: A potential tool for an energy transition

Biswajit Samal, Kumar Raja Vanapalli, Brajesh Kumar Dubey and Jayanta Bhattacharya


Biochar: Fundamentals and Applications in Environmental Science and Remediation Technologies, Volume Six provides readers with the fundamentals of scientific and technological aspects of biochar application in stormwater treatment, its use in contaminant removal, greenhouse gas mitigation, as landfill cover material, and new environmental and agronomic applications. Chapters in this new release cover Biochar application for soil remediation in a redox-sensitive environment, Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil: Role of biochar, Role of biochar as a cover material in Landfill waste disposal system- Perspective from Unsaturated soil mechanics, Biochar in soil re-engineering, Green remediation of contaminated agricultural land using biochar, and more.

Additional chapters cover the Impact of biochars on redox processes in soils, Biochar for manipulation of manure properties, A relationship paradigm between biochar amendments and green house gas emissions, Biochar amalgamation with clay: Enhanced performance for environmental remediation, Functionalization of biochar using microbial consortia, and the Potential role of biochar to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on water quality.

Key Features

  • Provides up to-date information on the use of biochar for contaminant remediation, as landfill cover material, and as a tool for energy transition
  • Includes the aspect of biochar’s use in mitigating impacts of climate change and how manure properties can be altered through biochar addition
  • Covers the role of microbial consortia on biochar functionalization


Students and early career professionals in environmental and ecological engineering with interest in biomass valorization and application in diverse sectors


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About the Serial Volume Editor

Ajit K. Sarmah

Ajit K. Sarmah

Ajit K Sarmah is currently an Associate Professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Earlier, he worked as Senior Research Scientist at Landcare Research, a Crown Research Institute (CRI) in Hamilton, NZ. He obtained BSc.Ag.Eng (Distinction) from the University of Allahabad, India, followed by MEng (Soil and Water) from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Sarmah worked at the University of Queensland, St. Lucia and obtained a MAgSc (Soil Physics) and completed his PhD from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, investigating the fate and transport modelling of herbicide in highly alkaline soils of Southern Australian wheat growing regions. Following his PhD, Dr. Sarmah spent a year at the University of Western Australia, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He then took a joint appointment as a Visiting Scientist for few years at the School of Civil Engineering and School of Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. At Purdue, Dr. Sarmah worked on a USEPA funded project investigating occurrences and environmental fate of endocrine disrupting chemicals and veterinary antibiotics in the environment. His research interests/expertise includes fate modelling and validation of organic chemicals, exposure modelling, biochar production, characterisation and application in construction and building sector, geotechnical research, composite manufacturing, and novel functional materials from waste coal for roading and paving materials. He served as Associate Editor for Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier) and currently is an Associate Editor for Environmental Management (Springer) and Editorial Board Member for Elsevier’s “Trends in Analytical Chemistry” and two Springer Journals: Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineers and BIOCHAR. He has published 130 journal articles; 8 book chapters and his work has been cited ~10000 times and has h-index of 45. Ajit has supervised 14 PhD and several MEng students to completion to date and maintains a strong scientific network of scientists/engineers working in multi-disciplinary fields across the globe.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The University of Auckland, The Faculty of Engineering, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand