Biochar bricks and green buildings

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Biochar bricks and green buildings

  1. 1. Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, GEO http://www.e-geo.org saibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  2. 2. 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. • incalculable technological achievements • population growth • corresponding increases in resource use Since the Industrial Revolution the world has witnessed pollution landfills toxic waste global warming Resource depletion ozone depletion deforestation
  3. 3. INDOOR AIR CONCERNS Most people spend at least half of their lives indoors. Indoor air can be more harmful than outdoor air. Poor indoor air quality can cause respiratory problems. Poor indoor air quality can be more harmful for children .
  4. 4. insufficient fresh outdoor air entering a ventilation system are often the direct result of overzealous energy-saving procedures.
  5. 5. Breathing bricks – reducing impact of harmful emissions Insulation Light weight Emit far infrared radiation Low cost Carbon sequestration – Mitigating climate change Construction waste disposal – value to soil Indoor moisture reduction Maintenance free – 1000 years minimum
  6. 6. OTHER BIOCHAR APPLICATIONS BIOCHAR BRICKS, GREEN BUILDINGS
  7. 7. GREEN BUILDINGS
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. TRADITIONALHOUSE
  10. 10. CONTROL AND BIOCHAR - OKRA Farmers focus 80% ON CROP 20% ON SOIL
  11. 11. Ref: http://tinyurl.com/d5tzmj

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