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- Spokas, Kurt A.
- Carbon management 2010 v.1 no.2 pp. 289
- charcoal; oxygen; carbon; chemical composition; volatile organic compounds; chemical structure; pyrolysis; temperature; biomass; soil chemistry; soil microorganisms; biodegradation; half life; carbon sequestration
- ... Biochar is not a structured homogeneous material; rather it possesses a range of chemical structures and a heterogeneous elemental composition. This variability is based on the conditions of pyrolysis and the biomass parent material, with biochar spanning the range of various forms of black carbon. Thereby, this variability induces a broad spectrum in the observed rates of reactivity and, correspo ...
- Franzluebbers, Alan J.
- Carbon management 2010 v.1 no.2 pp. 237
- air; carbon; carbon markets; climate change; food production; foods; human population; humans; landscapes; soil
- ... Humans need many things, but unacknowledged by many of us are the intricately critical influences that soil with high organic carbon has on our life support system. Soil is as vital to human survival as air, water and the sun; its protection and enrichment with organic carbon are needed for the future sustainability of our planet. Curiously, the growing possibility of trading carbon in a global ma ...