Materials Science

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



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.


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