Waste water treatment and biochar

Latest article from the Biochar Journal. Will this be of interest to the wastewater industry in NZ? One issue not discussed in the article is the potential for biochar to provide low cost water polishing services prior to discharge. Please forward if you know someone in the industry…


Waste water treatment and biochar

by Kathleen Draper

“Organic residuals from wastewater treatment may just be one of the world’s most renewable, yet underutilized organic waste streams.  One of the most common end uses, land-application, is increasingly restricted so communities across the globe are seeking alternative management practices.  Carbonizing this waste stream may solve many of the problems associated with biosolids management while also offering the possibility of new ways to decarbonize an industry which contributes nearly 3% of global GHG emissions.”

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