Biochar bricks and green buildingsPresentation Transcript
Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, GEO http://www.e-geo.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the Industrial • incalculable technological achievements Revolution the • population growth world has • corresponding increases in resource use witnessed global Resource ozonepollution landfills toxic waste deforestation warming depletion depletion All these efforts are straining the limits of the Earth’s “carrying capacity”— its ability to provide the resources required to sustain life while retaining the capacity to regenerate and remain viable.
Most people spend at least half of their lives indoors.Poor indoor air Indoor air can INDOORquality can be be more harmful AIR more harmful than outdoor CONCERNS for children . air. Poor indoor air quality can cause respiratory problems.
insufficient fresh outdoor air entering a ventilation system are often the direct result ofoverzealous energy-saving procedures.
Breathing bricks –reducing impact of Insulation Light weightharmful emissions Carbon Emit far infrared sequestration – Low cost radiation Mitigating climate change Construction Maintenance free Indoor moisture waste disposal – – 1000 years reduction value to soil minimum
OTHER BIOCHAR APPLICATIONSBIOCHAR BRICKS, GREEN BUILDINGS
SOURCES OF BIOMASS FOR BIOCHAR CROP RESIDUE (800 million tons of biomass burnt) COTTON STALKS (22.3 million tons generated) PROSOPIS JULIFLORA RICE HUSK OTHER BIOMASS
CONTROL AND BIOCHAR - OKRA Farmers focus 80% ON CROP 20% ON SOIL