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Terahertz spectroscopy of biochars and related aromatic compounds

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A recent application of terahertz spectroscopy is to biochar, the agricultural charcoal produced by pyrolysis of various organic materials. Biochars simultaneously improve soil fertility and assist in carbon sequestration. Terahertz spectroscopy allows different biochars to be distinguished. However, the origin of the absorption features observed has not been clear. Given that biochar-based fertilizers are rich in aromatic compounds, we have investigated simple aromatic compounds as an approach to unravelling the complex biochar spectrum.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Lepodise, L. M., Horvat, J. & Lewis, R. A. (2016). Terahertz spectroscopy of biochars and related aromatic compounds. Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, 37 (12), 1158-1165.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84978780388

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2255

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 1158

End Page


  • 1165

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 12

Abstract


  • A recent application of terahertz spectroscopy is to biochar, the agricultural charcoal produced by pyrolysis of various organic materials. Biochars simultaneously improve soil fertility and assist in carbon sequestration. Terahertz spectroscopy allows different biochars to be distinguished. However, the origin of the absorption features observed has not been clear. Given that biochar-based fertilizers are rich in aromatic compounds, we have investigated simple aromatic compounds as an approach to unravelling the complex biochar spectrum.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Lepodise, L. M., Horvat, J. & Lewis, R. A. (2016). Terahertz spectroscopy of biochars and related aromatic compounds. Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, 37 (12), 1158-1165.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84978780388

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2255

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 1158

End Page


  • 1165

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 12