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Abstract

This handbook was prepared by the author for the CEC within the framework of its R & D programme on biomass. It fills a gap in the flow of information especially on industrial charcoal making which had been opening up since the late nineteen-forties. The book contains chapters on: history and fundamentals of the charcoal process; traditional methods of the smallholder charcoal-maker (in various parts of the world); concepts and technology for the industrial charcoal-maker; techniques for recovering commercial products from pyrolysis oil; raw materials supply; end use markets for charcoal and charcoal by-products; planning a charcoal venture and selection of equipment; charcoal briquettes and activated charcoal manufacturing; safety precautions and environmental considerations; charcoal laboratory work; 4 appendices focus on: case studies; energy distribution diagram; addresses of consultants, institutes and equipment suppliers; and conversion tables. Numerous illustrations accompany the written information. The book will serve as a review book of the state of the art and as a reference book for future R & D in view of technical improvements and new processes of charcoal making and pyrolysis in general.

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Authors: ENRICH W CARBON INTERNATIONAL LTD., NEU-ISENBURG (GERMANY), CARBON INTERNATIONAL LTD., NEU-ISENBURG (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 278 P., 1985, ISBN 90-277-1934-9 WRITE TO KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, DISTRIBUTION CENTER, P.O. BOX 322, 3300 AH DORDRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS), PRICE: HFL. 110, (EUR 9590 EN).
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