|Title||Biochar production from freshwater algae by slow pyrolysis|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Chaiwong, Kanyaporn, Kiatsiriroat Tanongkiat, Vorayos Nat, and Thararax Churat|
|Journal||Maejo Int. J. Sci. Technol.|
A study on the feasibility of biochar production from 3 kinds of freshwater algae, viz. Spirulina, Spirogyra and Cladophora, was undertaken. Using a slow pyrolysis process in a specially designed reactor, biochar could be generated at 550oC under nitrogen atmosphere. The yields of biochar were between 28-31% of the dry algae.