CHARCOAL PRODUCTION

About Charcoal

Charcoal is a light black residue consisting of carbon, and any remaining ash, obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. Charcoal is usually produced by slow pyrolysis, the heating of wood or other substances in the absence of oxygen. The resulting soft, brittle, lightweight, black, porous material resembles coal.

Uses

Charcoal has been used since earliest times for a large range of purposes including art and medicine, but by far its most important use has been as a metallurgical fuel. Charcoal is the traditional fuel of a blacksmith's forge and other applications where an intense heat is required. Charcoal was also used historically as a source of carbon black by grinding it up. In this form charcoal was important to early chemists and was a constituent of formulas for mixtures such as Black Powder. Due to its high surface area charcoal can be used as a filter, and as a catalyst or as an adsorbent.

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How charcoal is made

Waste wood from the forests and other operations is cut into manageable lengths and then packer in a steel inner. The inner is then load into a furnace and heated to >300C in the absence of oxygen for 8 to 12 hours.

The charcoals is allowed to cool slowly to produce a better quality of product the packed in bags of different weights and sent to markets around USA and the world

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