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Combustion of biomass as a global carbon sink

Ball, Rowena


This commentary article highlights the important role of black carbon produced from biomass burning in the global carbon cycle. Consideration of the fundamental chemistry and thermokinetics of cellulose thermal decomposition suggests that suppression of biomass burning or biasing burning practices to produce soot-free flames must inevitably transfer more carbon to the atmosphere. A simple order-of-magnitude quantitative analysis indicates that black carbon may be a significant carbon...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: The Open Thermodynamics Journal


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