RIqualificazione delle FASce fluviAli con il Biochar
IN WHAT IT CONSISTS
The RIFASA project is of interest to all those farmers who have created buffer strips to protect water courses from pollution and runoff caused by agricultural activities; the goals are the absorption and biodegradation of the herbicides, the increase of the organic substance in the soils and the consequent purification of the water.
The biomass mowed by the buffer strips undergoes a pyrolysis treatment, a thermochemical carbonization process that transforms agricultural residues into charcoal, the Biochar; the biochar used as a soil improver on the ground and in the neighboring buffer strips, contributes to increasing its purifying effectiveness. In particular, the surface structure of biochar, characterized by pores of heterogeneous dimensions, makes it possible to use this material in the removal of organic and inorganic contaminants from water.
Improvement of water quality and upgrading of riverbanks with the use of Biochar as a biological filter: the soil improver that purifies the environment.
Project financed by measure 16.1 of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan of the Emilia Romagna Region.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
From 1 January 2012, the introduction of the new 5.2 standard, which provides for the insertion of buffer strips along the watercourses, has affected ... MORE
The Rifasa project work program includes 7 main activities. 1) Acquisition of the starting material for the carbonization process: The starting organic material is ... MORE
WHAT IS BIOCHAR
The name biochar refers to a "coal" derived from biomass thermal depolymerization processes. Thanks to its peculiar properties, it can be used to protect the environment and combat climate change. The biochar obtained from the controlled pyrolysis of waste materials...