EGU22-10121, updated on 07 May 2022
EGU General Assembly 2022
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Biochar and metal-organic framework nanocomposite: Application for immobilization of Cu in polluted industrial soil 

Muhammad Tukur Bayero1,2, Mahmoud Mazarji1, Tatiana Bauer3, Tatiana Minkina1, Svetlana Sushkova1, Saglara Mandzhieva1, Anna Timofeeva1, Rıdvan Kızılkaya2, and Coşkun Gülser2
Muhammad Tukur Bayero et al.
  • 1Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation (
  • 2Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey (
  • 3Federal Research Centre the Southern Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation (

Mobilization of heavy metal ions has increasingly become a serious environmental issue globally, in the contaminated soils, calling for an urgent need to find environmentally friendly materials. With the continuing maturation of research on using biochar (BC) for the remediation of contaminated soil, compositing metal-organic framework (MOF), which is a highly crystalline porous material, has gradually attracted increasing attention. Compared with BC, BC-MOF has unique underexplored potential as an amendment for immobilization of heavy metal ions, including a high specific surface area and a large number of individual functional groups. The efficacy of BC-MOF for immobilization of toxic heavy metal contaminants in soil systems was investigated in the small leaching columns. The amendments (except BC) decreased the water-soluble and exchangeable content of Cu in Technosol compared to the unpolluted soil. The presence of MOF on the BC surface contributed to the higher immobilization efficacy, which was probably due to the synergistic effects among them. The mechanism of the immobilization process on BC-MOF was proposed. The obtained results highlight the promise of utilizing BC-MOF as a remediation material for Cu immobilization in the soil.

The research was financially supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation project on the development of the Young Scientist Laboratory (no. LabNOTs-21-01AB) and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 19-34-60041 and 19-29-05265.

How to cite: Bayero, M. T., Mazarji, M., Bauer, T., Minkina, T., Sushkova, S., Mandzhieva, S., Timofeeva, A., Kızılkaya, R., and Gülser, C.: Biochar and metal-organic framework nanocomposite: Application for immobilization of Cu in polluted industrial soil , EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-10121,, 2022.