Potential biochar stormwater applications (adapted from Table 6 in Mohanty et al. (2018)).
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Practice Potential benefits of biochar
Downspout filter boxes
  • Contaminant removal
  • Support plant growth
  • Retain water
  • Slowly release nutrients
Tree boxes
  • Contaminant removal
  • Retain water
  • Slowly release nutrients
Green roofs
  • Retain water
  • Slowly release nutrients
  • Low weight geomedia
Biofiltration
  • Contaminant removal
  • Support plant growth
  • Retain water
  • Slowly release nutrients
Constructed ponds and wetlands
  • Contaminant removal
  • Slowly release nutrients
Sand filters
  • Contaminant removal, particularly metals and organics
Level spreader/filter strips
  • Contaminant removal
  • Retain water
  • Slowly release nutrients
Swales
  • Contaminant removal
  • Retain water
  • Slowly release nutrients
Infiltration trench/basin
  • Improve hydraulic properties
  • Contaminant removal, particularly metals and organics

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