Types Of Charcoal

Before studying types of charcoal, let us understand what Charcoal is. Charcoal is the lightweight black carbon and ash residue hydrocarbon produced 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.

There are total of 8 types of charcoal that are produced. Those are:-

  • Common Charcoal
  • Sugar Charcoal
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Hardwood/Lump Charcoal
  • Japanese Charcoal
  • Pillow shaped charcoal
  • Sawdust Briquettes Charcoal
  • Extruded Charcoal

We at Indian charcoal make 4 types of charcoal which has both commercial and domestic uses. While making charcoal, we keep in mind about the environmental responsibilities, that is why we use pyrolysis method which makes 75% less pollution. Due to our strict quality control and close eye on the manufacturing process, we are able to make great quality charcoal and this has made us one of the best companies in this industry in central India.

Some types of charcoal are:

  • Hardwood/Lump Charcoal– This is a traditional charcoal made directly from hardwood material It usually produces far less ash than briquettes. Hardwood charcoal is great for barbeque, it does not contain any chemical binders or igniting agents.
  • Industrial charcoal– Industrial charcoal is a graded charcoal specifically used in any industry having furnace.
  • Coconut shell charcoal– Coconut shell charcoal is a compact block charcoal which is made from coconut shell. As fuel, it is releases more heat and lasts longer than any other charcoal.
  • Activated charcoal– It is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for absorption or chemical reactions. It is used in air purification, gold purification, water purification, sewage treatment etc.
  • Sawdust briquette charcoal– Sawdust charcoal is made by compressing sawdust without binders or additives. It has a round hole through the center, with a hexagonal intersection. It is used primarily for barbecue as it produces no odor, no smoke, little ash, high heat, and long burning hours.

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