History and Fundamentals of the Charcoal Process

  • Walter Emrich
Part of the Solar Energy R&D in the European Community book series (SRDE, volume 7)


Prehistoric finds, dating back six thousand years, have shown that arrow-heads were attached to their shafts by employing wood tar, a material then obtainable only by the charring of wood. Although we may never know when man first made charcoal, extensive investigation has proved that in Europe charcoal-making had already become an important industry for the recovery of iron and other metals from their ores around 1100 BC.


Bituminous Coal Petroleum Coke Rapid Pyrolysis Control Water Spray Charcoal Briquette 
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