Kukorica csutka bioszén (Slow-796)

Data provider

Organisation/Data provider's name 
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Group
Name of contact 
Dr. Molnár Mónika, Dr. Feigl Viktória

Contact details

Telephone/fax 
+36-1-4632347
Manufacturer/Distributor
Name of manufacturer/distributor 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Name of contact 
Liang Wang
Relationship to the product 
Manufacturer
Biochar name and quantity
Biochar name 
Kukorica csutka bioszén (Slow-796)
Biochar name in English 
Corn-cob biochar (Slow-796)
Type of data sheet 
Characterization of a particular biochar
Feedstocks and additives
Main category/sub category 
  • Agricultural and forestry waste
  • Straw, used straw, husks and grain dust
Description of raw material 

corncob from maiz (Zea mays) grown in Serbia (ZP Maize hybrid 505)

Production technology
Technology classification 
Slow pyrolysis
Highest treatment temperature (HTT) (°C) 
796
Post treatment 
No post treatment performed (pure)
Detailed description of production method 

Feedstock was dried at 105 °C for 24 h and weighed prior to loading into a 1 L stainless steel retort. The retort, equipped with thermocouples placed at the center, bottom, side, and front, was then covered with a lid and placed into a furnace. The retort was purged for 1 h to create an inert atmosphere, and a constant flow of N2 was maintained at 2 L min−1 during pyrolysis. Slow pyrolysis was performed in a muffle furnace with a heating rate of 2.5 °C min−1. After the desired final temperature was achieved, heat supply from the furnace was stopped and the sample cooled slowly to room temperature.

Assurance provided for that the feedstock does not contain inorganic wastes (plastic, rubber,PCB, etc.), paints or solvents? 
yes
Physical and chemical properties

Physical properties

Typical particle size (mm) 
2mm
Surface area (m2/g) 
27.4

Chemical properties

Volatile matter content 
6.9 m%
Fixed carbon content 
88.7 m%
Ash content 
4.5 m%
Total C content (m%) 
91.5
C/N ratio 
89
Hydrogen/organic C ratio (H/C ratio) 
0.13
Oxygen/organic C ratio (O/C ratio) 
0.04
pH 
9.4
Cation exchange capacity (CEC) (meq/100 g) 
5.1
Potential utilisation in soil
Would it be suitable for soil reclamation in general? 
No information
Would it supply nitrogen, phosphorous and/or potassium to the soil? 
No information
Would it supply mesoelements (Ca, Cl, Fe, Mg, Na, S, Si) to the soil? 
No information
Would it supply microelements (B, Co, Cu, Mn, Mo, Zn, V) to the soil? 
No information
Would it provide sufficient amounts of special nutrients to the soil? 
No information
Would it increase the humus/organic matter content of the soil? 
Yes
Justification, references 

Budai et al. 2015 in prep

Would it suffice as a main component of growing media? 
No information
Would it suffice as an additive to growing media? 
No information
Would it improve the structure of compacted soil and/or contribute to soil crumb formation of poorly structured soils? 
No information
Would it be suitable for physical stabilisation and/or texture improvement of loose, quagmire soils? 
No information
Would it be suitable for amending sandy soils? 
No information
Would it be suitable for erosion prevention? 
No information
Would it be suitable for amending acidic soils? 
Yes
Justification, references 

Preliminary laboratory results show a liming effect at application rates of 5 m% and higher

Would it be suitable for amending saline and sodic soils? 
No information
Would it reduce the mobility and availability of the contaminants? 
No information
Would it intensify the mobility, availability of the contaminants? 
No information
Would it intensify physical, chemical, and/or biological degradation and decomposition of contaminants? 
No information
Would it be suitable for production of geotechnical elements? 
No information
Pictures, documents
Properties of the datasheet
Datasheet id (original) 
1769
Creator 
Budai Alice
Status 
Publikált
Adatlap típusa 
Bioszén
Létrehozás 
2015-07-16
Módosítás 
2018-06-20