Coconut shell charcoal has a high market value and is beneficial for various applications. If you want to have a cost-effective production, look at these techniques to make charcoal from coconut shells. Various coconut shell charcoal suppliers use different methods to make a lot of money with low production costs.
Techniques to Make Charcoal from Coconut Shell
Carbonization is a core technique in which organic and carbon-containing residue, including wood branches, coconut shells, rice hulls, and sawdust, are carbonized into charcoal. There is a proper process of destructive distillation and pyrolysis to obtain quality charcoal. Moreover, an adequate carbonization machine can make charcoal from coconut shells to enhance its authenticity and standard.
Beston Carbonization Machine
Betson carbonization machine is a high-quality, low-energy machine known as a charcoal machine. It helps you to produce high-quality biochar with higher efficiency. The working process of the machine is listed below:
How to Make Coconut Shell Charcoal
- Shred the coconut shell into small pieces with a diameter below then 40 mm.
- Convey the shredded coconut through the conveyor to the quantitative feeder. After that, the feeder feeds them into the drying host of the coconut shell charcoal making machine.
- The coconut shells go through the procedure of drying and flash steaming in the drying host. Further, they will fall straight to the carbonization host, which is underneath the drying host.
- Heating the carbonization host and making sure that the decomposition and pyrolysis occur by checking the host temperature should be high.
- After cleansing and de-sulfurization, you will get pure charcoal through carbonization.
Properties of Shell Charcoal
There are multiple properties and types of charcoal. Here are some properties of excellent and high-quality shell charcoal. High-quality charcoal is dark, produces a metallic sound when it falls on a hard surface, and snaps with a cleaning shining fracture.
On the other hand, the coconut shell under brunt doesn’t produce a metallic sound and doesn’t have a clean fracture. Also, the overburnt are easily crumbled. Their surface has fracture sounds, dull when dropped and friable.
Moreover, it contains the highest percentage of stable and permanent carbons of all the ligneous charcoals. Further, the composition of good charcoal is as listed below:
The composition of a good charcoal
- Good charcoal is moisture 6.24%.
- Volatile 5.46 %.
- Ash 0.54%.
- Fixed carbon 87.76%.
The standard shell charcoal composition as per APCC (Asian and Pacific Coconut Community) are
- The moisture, which is less than 10 percent.
- Ash’s percentage is below 2 percent.
- Volatile matter is less than or at 15 percent.
- Fixed carbon is 75 percent, not more than that.
- Foreign matter is about 0.5%
- The color Black
- Size is not more than 5%, shall pass a 0.63 cm mesh sieve.
Uses of Shell Charcoal
Charcoal has multiple uses as it has a high adsorption capacity for coloring matters and gases. It is used as a refining agent for both decolorizer and deodorizer. It is helpful in launderers and smitheries, and many other household purposes. Moreover, it is beneficial for dentifrice if it is in a well-powdered shell charcoal form.
Further is used by a goldsmith in melting silver, gold, and other various metals. The commercial usage of shell charcoal is raw from which activated carbon can be produced—additionally, ideal for industrial fuel and furnace oil substitute.
Other uses of Coconut Shell Charcoal
It is widely used in different industry including foo, including agriculture and cosmetics, because of its nature and composition. It is beneficial for health as well. It generates charcoal through which coconut shells produce activated carbon. It is extensively used as a primary element in
- They are used in the deodorization of drinking water and wastewater.
- Highly used in the food industry for fuels of barbecue
- In agriculture, it enhances the quality of the soil.
- It is used in cosmetics for making soap, teeth whiter, etc.
Aside from all these uses, it is now also beneficial to feed cattle, pigs, and other poultry as charcoal in their food increases their production by increasing milk production rates. Also, pigs grow the weight after adding coconut shell charcoal to their food. Additionally, it reduces the disease among poultry animals and provides a healthy lifestyle to animals.
Benefits of Making Charcoal from Coconut Shell
Making charcoal from coconut shell has multiple benefits as it has high applications in the market and everyday usage. Making charcoal from The Beston coconut-shell charcoal making machines have higher efficiency and some superiority, such as:
· Unique Structure
The coconut shell charcoal obtained from the machine adopts a double-layer structure. There are two layers in the machine the interior layer used for the drying host and the outer layer used for carbonization. This unique structure reduces energy consumption and provides more space.
The machine saves energy and time as it is a doubled-layer carbonization plant. There will be residual heat produced during the heating process when the carbonization host is heated. You can save a high amount of fuel as the residual heat is heated through the drying host source.
Meanwhile, the biochar production process is completed through which combustible gas is also generated. Further, the de-dusted and de-sulfurized gas can be burned to heat the carbonization host.
· Safe Operation
Making charcoal through a coconut shell charcoal machine is safer than any other process as it has a sealed feeding and discharging system. It will ensure the safety of the whole process and apparatus. Moreover, it has a central control system that separates the carbonization machine and the operator to safeguard its security.
Further, there is zero harm to the surroundings as there is a protective casing, which will protect the operator from being burned and affected by the host’s high temperature.
· green recycling plant
It is an eco-friendly friendly machine, which poses no harm and pollution to the environment. The flue gas encounters the EU environmental emission standard.