Biochar affected by composting with farmyard manure.

@article{Prost2013BiocharAB,
  title={Biochar affected by composting with farmyard manure.},
  author={Katharina Prost and Nils Borchard and Jan Siemens and Timo Kautz and J. M. S{\'e}quaris and Andreas M{\"o}ller and Wulf Amelung},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={
          164-72
        }
}
Biochar applications to soils can improve soil fertility by increasing the soil's cation exchange capacity (CEC) and nutrient retention. Because biochar amendment may occur with the applications of organic fertilizers, we tested to which extent composting with farmyard manure increases CEC and nutrient content of charcoal and gasification coke. Both types of biochar absorbed leachate generated during the composting process. As a result, the moisture content of gasification coke increased from 0… 

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