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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 2657-2668

Poultry Litter Biochar: An Approach towards Poultry Litter Management – A Review
Amita Shakya and Tripti Agarwal*
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli, Sonepat 131 028, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

Poultry litter is an abundantly available waste biomass, which is used for direct land applications since a long time. Direct use of poultry litter on agricultural lands causes many environmental concerns like, nutrient runoff, eutrophication, flaw odor, greenhouse gas emission due to decaying and microbial contamination. To reduce the environmental concerns, thermochemical conversion of poultry litter into biochar can be an economically sustainable approach. Poultry litter converted into biochar with pyrolysis process also produces additional value products, syngas and bio-oil. Use of poultry litter biochar can improve the soil fertility, water holding capacity and nutrient retention power. Poultry litter biochar also has capacity for remediation of organic and inorganic contaminants from soil and water.

Keywords: Poultry litter, Biochar, Waste management, Soil amendment.

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Amita Shakya and Tripti Agarwal. 2017. Poultry Litter Biochar: An Approach towards Poultry Litter Management – A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 2657-2668. doi:
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