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Development & Optimization of Biochar Composite Building Materials


  • Zidan Yang
  • Cheick Coulibaly
  • James O’Neill
  • Daniel Carter


Prof. Mark Juba


The main goal of this project was to explore and optimize various properties of biochar composite building materials by modifying the particle sizes of biochar, utilizing pre-soaked biochar in some samples and varying the compositions ratio of cement, biochar, water and sand. Cylindrical and full-scale samples were successfully made to perform tests for compressive strength, hardness, thermal insulation, and electromagnetic wave shielding (EMI).

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