Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 7, No 4 (2015)

Assessment of heavy metals leaching from (bio)char obtained from industrial sewage sludge

Julija Pečkytė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Edita Baltrėnaitė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


Biochar can be produced from many various feedstock including biomass residues such as straw, branches, sawdust and other agricultural and forestry waste. One of the alternatives is to obtain biochar from industrial sewage sludge, however, the use of such a product could be limited due to high quantities of heavy metals in the biochar as a product. Total concentration of heavy metals provides only limited information on the behavior of heavy metals, therefore, batch leaching and up-flow percolation leaching tests were applied to study the leaching of heavy metals (Cd, Pb, Cr, Ni, Zn, Cu) from (bio)char produced from two types of sewage sludge: from paper mill and leather industries.

Article in: English

Article published: 2015-09-29

Keyword(s): biochar; leaching test; pyrolysis; heavy metals.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2015.811

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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