Mid-infrared spectroscopy of biochars and spectral similarities to coal and kerogens: what are the implications?

@article{Reeves2012MidinfraredSO,
  title={Mid-infrared spectroscopy of biochars and spectral similarities to coal and kerogens: what are the implications?},
  author={James B. Reeves},
  journal={Applied spectroscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={
          689-95
        }
}
Biochar is the solid residue produced by the pyrolysis of any bio-organic material under low, or no, oxygen conditions and has generated considerable interest as a means to sequester carbon in, and improve the quality of, soils. However, the exact properties of biochar depend on its composition, which in turn depends on the composition of the starting material and the temperature and conditions under which the biochar is produced. Mid-infrared spectroscopy offers an excellent and rapid method… CONTINUE READING