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The SEM Investigation of

The Interior of an ECOSS-15 Char Particle.

Here is a char particle at 422x.  It has been crushed and a chunk was broken off in the process.

Here is the simulated image of the part of the char that was broken off. 

Lets take closer look at the crushed material at 2000x.

Here we can see depositions of small deposits beginning to form inside the carbon frame work.  As we can see, there is plenty of open spaces for microbial interaction.

The exact duration for ultimate delivery of  nutrients solidified deep in these of  internal pore structures need testing under many soil and weather conditions.  Yet, the simple physical solidification of nutrient material and sequestered carbon dioxide inside of the char structure can be seen.  This demonstration of the process shows that we can deposit nutrients inside the porous media. 

 

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