Biochar is a great tool for absorbing toxins, heavy metals, and bacteria. This is especially important when looking to filter stormwater, which, especially in urban environments, tends to carry these harmful substances from land to water sources or back to soil.
Blog articles from the The Science of Biochar category:
Biochar’s ability to absorb moisture and organic material allow it to absorb harmful microbes that often thrive in crowded coops. Additionally, adding biochar to feed keeps chickens healthy by combatting ingested bacteria already in the chickens’ digestive system.
An essential part of municipal wastewater plants is eliminating micropollutants in wastewater. This experiment, conducted at Swiss water plants, proved the effectiveness of powder-activated carbon (biochar) in absorbing and eliminating these harmful substances.
Biochar can be made from coffee residue such as parchment and mucilage and reduce the greenhouse gases released from these organic materials. Biochar can also be mixed with compost and provide a less acidic and more healthy soil to farmers.
Biochar is gaining more and more attention from golf courses and groundkeepers! There are multiple links in this article that you can follow to see how biochar is helping create healthier courses.