• Biochar from agricultural waste products can adsorb contaminants in wastewater

    15 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Biochar - a charcoal-like substance made primarily from agricultural waste products - holds promise for removing emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from treated wastewater. That's the conclusion of a team of researchers that conducted a novel study that evaluated and compared the ability of biochar derived from two common leftover agricultural materials - cotton gin waste and guayule bagasse - to adsorb three common pharmaceutical compounds from an aqueous solution.
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