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Title: Assessing the influence of biochars on the hydraulic properties of a loamy sand soil
Authors: Stylianou, Marinos 
Panagiotou, Constantinos 
Andreou, Emily 
Frixou, Fivia 
Christou, Anastasis 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Materials Engineering
Keywords: Biochars;Hydraulic conductivity;HYDRUS-1D;Loamy sand soil;Soil water storage
Issue Date: Apr-2021
Source: Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2021, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 315 - 323
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Start page: 315
End page: 323
Journal: Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 
Abstract: A laboratory analysis is presented in this study that evaluates the impact of three different biochars, derived from biowastes of sludge (SDB), manure (MDB) and spent coffee grounds (SCGDB), on the physical properties of a loamy sand soil. Column experiments are conducted to measure the hydraulic conductivity and water content of these biochars when mixed with soil at a fixed concentration (5% with respect to (w.r.t) reference soil) under saturated conditions. The results show a substantial increase of the hydraulic conductivity for the biochars derived from SCGDB and SDB, whereas no changes were observed for MDB. The saturated water content is increased with the addition of SCGDB and trivial changes are observed for the remaining treatments. Numerical computations using HYDRUS-1D are conducted for a hypothetical scenario, revealing the different impact that each biochar has on the reference soil.
URI: https://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/22709
ISSN: 2190-6823
DOI: 10.1007/s13399-020-01114-0
Rights: © Springer Nature.
Type: Article
Affiliation : University of Cyprus 
Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus 
Cyprus University of Technology 
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