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Definitions and Fundamentals of Biochar

There is an increasing interest in understanding biochar as a whole, particularly its prospects and applications for environmental management. Biochar has been recently recognized as a multifunctional material related to carbon sequestration, contaminant immobilization, greenhouse gas reduction, soil fertilization, and water filtration (Ahmad et  al. 2012; Awad et al. 2012; Bolan et al. 2012; Lehmann and Joseph 2009).