Project Details

Effect of Biochar on Microbial Diversity and Removal of Persistent Toxic Substances by a Wetland Plant, Taro (Colocasia Esculenta)

Biochar is a newly arising and promising technical product widely applied in soil remediation. Waste wood is potential low-cost feedstock for production of biochar with higher fixed carbon content and subsequently higher stability in soil application. Therefore, the present study aims at investigating (1) the production of biochar from waste wood; (2) the influence of biochar on the microbial diversity of rhizosphere of Colocasia esculenta; (3) as well as their association with removal and/or degradation of pollutants (metalloid/metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Zn, Pb) and PAHs) in soil will also be studied.

Commencement Date : 2020/6
Completion Date : 2021/6
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr MAN, Yu Bon 文裕邦 [SES]
Co-Investigator(s) : Prof WONG, Ming Hung 黃銘洪 [SES]
Dr TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 [SES]
Keyword(s) : Biochar   Wetland plant   PAHs   Heavy metal   Soil remediation  

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