Browse Research Projects -- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center by Series/Report "Waste utilization -- Biochar"

  • Zheng, Wei; Rajagopalan, Kishore (2010)
    Wei Zheng – senior research scientist at ISTC – and Kishore Rajagopalan – associate director for applied research at ISTC – evaluated the ability of an unmodified biochar to sorb two triazine pesticides, atrazine and ...

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  • Jiang, Junhua; Yim, Chris (2013)
    ISTC researcher examined biochar as a cost-effective, more sustainable replacement for activated carbon in electrodes inside sensors for water quality tests. As a part of the I-STEM High School Summer Research Experience, ...

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  • Chandrasekaran, Sriraam; Sharma, B.K. (2015)
    According to the International Carbon Black Association, carbon black is virtually pure elemental carbon in the form of colloidal particles that are produced by incomplete combustion or thermal decomposition of gaseous or ...

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  • Zheng, Wei; Zhao, Ling (2014)
    During their lives, plants absorb massive amounts of carbon, which is then naturally released as CO2 into the atmosphere as plants decay. When plant matter is pyrolyzed and converted to biochar, some of the carbon is ...

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  • Jiang, Junhua; Holm, Nancy (2013)
    Known as “agricultural residue,” corn cobs are typically left on the field after harvest and wasted. But if farmers collected corn cobs to sell as a carbon source, the farmer would earn a little extra income and the tech ...

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  • Holm, Nancy; Meschewski, Elizabeth; Sharma, B.K.; Spokas, Kurt; Kelly, John (2013)
    Researchers Nancy Holm, Elizabeth Meschewski, and B.K. Sharma of ISTC along with Kurt Spokas – U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, St. Paul, MN – and Lacy Walsh, ISTC’s 2013 Summer Intern from ...

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  • Holm, Thomas R.; Machesky, Michael L.; Scott, John W. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014-12)
    Biochars were produced by slow pyrolysis of corn stover under a nitrogen atmosphere at 450°, 550°, and 750°C. The chars were subjected to artificial aging, i.e., repeatedly freezing and thawing or incubating moist char at ...

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  • Rajagopalan, Kishore; Sharma, B.K.; Zheng, Wei (2010)
    The scientists investigated a way to turn the biochar into a value-added product.

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  • Jiang, Junhua; Holm, Nancy; Zheng, Lei; Chen, Fangling (2014)
    Both the mini-chunk and thin-film electrodes proved to have good capacitive performance (~30 F g-1) in two symmetrical electrode supercapacitors and no degradation after 2,600 CV cycles.

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  • Zheng, Wei; Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore (2010-12)
    Biochar is a charred carbon-enriched material intended to be used as a soil amendment to sequester carbon and enhance soil quality. Sustainable biochar is produced from waste biomass using modern thermochemcial technologies. ...

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  • Jiang, Junhua; Zhang, Lei; Wang, Xinying (2013)
    ISTC researchers investigated the use of wood biochar in supercapacitors.

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