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The mechanisms of biochar interactions with microorganisms in soil

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doi: 10.1007/s10653-019-00412-5
Authors:Gorovtsov, Andrey V.; Minkina, Tatiana M.; Mandzhieva, Saglara S.; Perelomov, Leonid V.; Soja, Gerhard; Zamulina, Inna V.; Rajput, Vishnu D.; Sushkova, Svetlana N.; Mohan, Dinesh; Yao Jun
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation
Other:
Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University, Russian Federation
Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
China University of Geosciences, China
Volume Title:Soil contamination and human health; Part 2
Volume Authors:Bech, Jaume, editor; Korobova, Elena; Ermakov, Vadim; Pérez-Sirvent, Carmen; Watts, Michael J.
Source:Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 42(8), p.2495-2518; European geosciences union 2018 conference session; Soil contamination and human health; advances and problems of risk assessment, Vienna, Austria, April 2018, edited by Jaume Bech, Elena Korobova, Vadim Ermakov, Carmen Pérez-Sirvent and Michael J. Watts. Publisher: Springer, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0269-4042
Publication Date:2020
Note:In English. 199 refs.; illus., incl. 3 tables
Summary:Biochar, a carbonaceous material, is increasingly used in the remediation of the anthropogenically polluted soils and the restoration of their ecological functions. However, the interaction mechanisms among biochar, inorganic and organic soil properties and soil biota are still not very clear. The effect of biochar on soil microorganisms is very diverse. Several mechanisms of these interactions were suggested. However, a well acceptable mechanism of biochar effect on soil microorganisms is still missing. Therefore, efforts were made to examine and proposed a mechanism of the interactions between biochar and microorganisms, as well as existing problems of biochar impacts on main groups of soil enzymes, the composition of the microbiota and the detoxification (heavy metals) and degradation (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) of soil pollutants. The data on the process of biochar colonization by microorganisms and the effect of volatile pyrolysis products released by biochar on the soil microbiota were analysed in detail. The effects of biochar on the physico-chemical properties of soils, the content of mineral nutrients and the response of microbial communities to these changes are also discussed. The information provided here may contribute to the solution of the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of the biochar questions to enhance the soil fertility and to detoxify pollutants in soils.
Subjects:Aromatic hydrocarbons; Bibliography; Biochar; Biogenic processes; Charcoal; Heavy metals; Hydrocarbons; Inorganic materials; Mechanism; Microorganisms; Nutrients; Organic compounds; Pollution; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Pyrolysis; Remediation; Review; Soil pollution; Soils; Sorption; Trace elements; Volatile organic compounds; Volatiles; Bacteria
Record ID:885934-16
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