A critical review on sustainable biochar system through gasification

Energy and environmental applications

Siming You, Yong Sik Ok, Season S. Chen, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Eilhann E. Kwon, Jechan Lee, Chi Hwa Wang

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Abstract

This review lays great emphasis on production and characteristics of biochar through gasification. Specifically, the physicochemical properties and yield of biochar through the diverse gasification conditions associated with various types of biomass were extensively evaluated. In addition, potential application scenarios of biochar through gasification were explored and their environmental implications were discussed. To qualitatively evaluate biochar sustainability through the gasification process, all gasification products (i.e., syngas and biochar) were evaluated via life cycle assessment (LCA). A concept of balancing syngas and biochar production for an economically and environmentally feasible gasification system was proposed and relevant challenges and solutions were suggested in this review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-253
Number of pages12
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume246
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Biochar
  • Black carbon
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Pyrolysis
  • Soil amendment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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A critical review on sustainable biochar system through gasification : Energy and environmental applications. / You, Siming; Ok, Yong Sik; Chen, Season S.; Tsang, Daniel C.W.; Kwon, Eilhann E.; Lee, Jechan; Wang, Chi Hwa.

In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 246, 01.12.2017, p. 242-253.

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You, Siming ; Ok, Yong Sik ; Chen, Season S. ; Tsang, Daniel C.W. ; Kwon, Eilhann E. ; Lee, Jechan ; Wang, Chi Hwa. / A critical review on sustainable biochar system through gasification : Energy and environmental applications. In: Bioresource Technology. 2017 ; Vol. 246. pp. 242-253.
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