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Biochar from Biosolids Pyrolysis: A Review

School of Engineering, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne 3001, Australia
Departamento de Producción Agraria, E.T.S.I. Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Departamento de Ingeniería Geológica y Minera, E.T.S.I. Minas y Energía, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, C/Ríos Rosas No. 21, 28003 Madrid, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(5), 956;
Received: 6 April 2018 / Revised: 3 May 2018 / Accepted: 8 May 2018 / Published: 10 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Science and Engineering)
Ever increasing volumes of biosolids (treated sewage sludge) are being produced by municipal wastewater facilities. This is a consequence of the continued expansion of urban areas, which in turn require the commissioning of new treatment plants or upgrades to existing facilities. Biosolids contain nutrients and energy which can be used in agriculture or waste-to-energy processes. Biosolids have been disposed of in landfills, but there is an increasing pressure from regulators to phase out landfilling. This article performs a critical review on options for the management of biosolids with a focus on pyrolysis and the application of the solid fraction of pyrolysis (biochar) into soil. View Full-Text
Keywords: biochar; biosolids; soil amelioration biochar; biosolids; soil amelioration
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Paz-Ferreiro, J.; Nieto, A.; Méndez, A.; Askeland, M.P.J.; Gascó, G. Biochar from Biosolids Pyrolysis: A Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 956.

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Paz-Ferreiro J, Nieto A, Méndez A, Askeland MPJ, Gascó G. Biochar from Biosolids Pyrolysis: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(5):956.

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Paz-Ferreiro, Jorge, Aurora Nieto, Ana Méndez, Matthew P.J. Askeland, and Gabriel Gascó. 2018. "Biochar from Biosolids Pyrolysis: A Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15, no. 5: 956.

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