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Conversion of Wood into Hierarchically Porous Charcoal in the 200-Gram-Scale Using Home-Built Kiln

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submitted on 01.04.2021, 01:43 and posted on 05.04.2021, 04:30 by Long Leonel, Pablo Arnal
Wood-to-charcoal is crucial in developing new materials at the lab-scale for relevant applications, such as pollutant removal from water. Unfortunately, laboratory carbonization methods are costly and produce charcoal on the gram-scale. This work presents a simple-to-build and simple-to-operate home-made kiln that carbonizes Eucalyptus wood chips (yield of 30 ± 1%) and produces charcoal on the 200-gram scale. Solid particles had the typical structure, composition, and chemical behavior of charcoal obtained from wood. We believe that his carbonization process eases the charcoal synthesis required for the development of new charcoal-based materials.

Funding

PIP-2013-0105

PICT-2014-2583

Doctoral Fellowship CONICET

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

arnal@quimica.unlp.edu.ar

Institution

CONICET & UNLP

Country

Argentina

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-8252-7898

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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