Coconut Shell Charcoal
- Fixed carbon 72% (minimum)
- Volatile matter 15% (maximum)
- Ash 2 % (maximum)
- Moisture 10% (maximum)
- Size Not more than 5% shall pass through a 0.63 cm mesh sieve
- Colour Uniformly black
Coconut is carbonized by using methods like pit method, drum method, destructive distillation etc. The shell charcoal is the raw material required for the manufacture of Activated Carbon. The shell charcoal is manufactured by burning shells of fully matured nuts in limited supply of air sufficient only for carbonisation, but not for complete destruction. The output of charcoal in the traditional pith method is just below 30 per cent of the weight of the original shells.
Granulated charcoals such +4, 2×10, 3×5, 5×10, 10×30 etc are produced by crushed and sieves with pertinent mesh size as we need, using the excellent quality of the charcoal.