Biochar Book Chapter Call – Elsevier Inc.
A book entitled “BIOCHAR ECOTECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT” is forthcoming publication by Elsevier Inc.
In this regard, we would like to extend an invitation for you to submit a chapter from the list that is appended:
Publisher: ELSEVIER INC.
Manuscript Length: Words count 7500-8000 (excluding references).
References: Harvard style, from recent (preferable from last 10 years), & not exceeding a total of 65.
Tables and figures: Minimum 3, but can exceed to unlimited.
Color figures: Publish without cost provided they are essential for enhancing scientific understanding.
Box & Glossary items: Encourage to include.
The contributor(s) to the book chapter will receive an electronic copy of their work.
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1, 2023
Abstract length: 250 words & a list of maximum 8 keywords
Abstract will not be printed in the book, but rather used as metadata to increase the discoverability of your chapter for potential customers online.
Manuscript Submission Deadline: On or before 31 March 2024
Submission process: Online using ELSA platform
3. Illustrations > 300 DPI. The publisher encourages you as the authors to use highly visual content.
4. For outsourced material a Table is requested with details of copyright license procured.
5. It is encouraged to incorporate some case studies when explaining the topic.
List of chapters:
A. Biochar for waste management, circular economy, & carbon neutrality
1. Biochar production to support circular bioeconomy: From waste biomass to a valuable product
2. Returning agri-waste to cropland through biochar production: A sustainable practical solution for managing solid wastes
3. Biochar production towards carbon neutrality: A practical application
4. Integrated approach for achieving carbon neutrality through biochar industrial application
B. Biochar production: Techniques & process
5. Technological development of designing the pyrolysis devices for industrial scale biochar production
6. Designing pyrolysis reactors and technology for producing low-cost biochar for farm- scale implementation
7. A promising technological development for affordable, sustainable, and small-scale commercial biochar production in agrarian countries
8. Factors influencing biochar properties and their relationship paradigm with the soil application
C. Biochar for enhancing soil fertility, functioning, & plant responses
9. Recent trends in multifarious benefits of biochar application to soil
10. Stability and reactivity of biochar in regulating nutrient dynamics and its supplies in agricultural ecosystems
11. Biochar’s prospects and implications on soil fertility, crop growth, physiology, and productivity
12. Biochar augmentation on soil biotic process and microbial structure and functions in fertilized tropical cropland
D. Biochar’s role in biogeochemical cycles & soil microbiology
13. Recent advances in biochar implications on the biogeochemical cycles
14. Biochar soil application for sustainable carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas mitigation
15. Biochar’s role in the distribution, transformation, and budget of nitrogen in the fertilized cropland
16. Biochar’s role in influencing microbial community dynamics and functional genes related
to nitrogen cycle homeostasis
17. Biochar-mediated regulation of reactive nitrogen compounds and the functional microbial community in soil: Emission and leaching losses
E. Nanotechnological approach for developing biochar-fertilizer
18. Engineered biochar-mineral complex as a slow-release fertilizer
19. Nanotechnological aspects in producing biochar-mineral fertilizer for sustainable and intensive agricultural production: Pre-or Post-pyrolysis biochar modification
20. Functional tuning of mineral-enriched biochar-fertilizer for enhanced performance, rhizospheric soil functioning, and plant/crop improvement
21. Nanostructural, chemical, and functional attributes of biochar-minerals composites regulating fertilizer use efficiency and chemical leaching losses
1) Abhay Kumar (Ph.D., Researcher)
Department of Innovation in Biological, Agri-food, and Forestry Systems (DIBAF) University of Tuscia, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
2) Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad (Professor Emeritus) School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad 500046 Hyderabad, India
3) Pallavi Kumari (Ph.D., Researcher)
Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials-Polish Academy of Science Zabrze, Poland.
4) Manoj Kumar Solanki (Ph.D., Scientist)
Institute of Biology, Biotechnology, and Environment Protection of the Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland