THE AMAZING COCONUT SHELL CHARCOAL
Updated: Jan 15, 2020
Coconut Shell is the hardest and strongest part of the coconut. It can be found in between the coconut husk and coconut meat. Its main purpose is to protect the coconut meat but there are other ways to use this wonderful product of the magical coconut tree.
When you burn coconut shells of a matured coconut, then you’ll get coconut charcoal that has valuable commercial applications. Below are some of the benefits of using coconut charcoal in the Industrial Market.
HIGH HEATING CAPACITY
Big Manufacturing Companies considered this as an advantage and used coconut shell charcoals as well as their Industrial Fuel. Wood Charcoal has a calorific value of around 4670 kcal/kg while coconut charcoal briquettes have a calorific value of around 7536 kcal/kg. It produces almost twice the heat produced by wood charcoal.
LOW ASH CONTENT
As compared to wood charcoal which has an ash content of 10%, Coconut Shell Charcoal only produces 2.5%. This means that it will be more cost-effective to clean up ash from coconut shell charcoal rather than of wood.
The smell of a coconut shell charcoal is neutral and pleasant as compared to other charcoals. Wood Charcoal releases a bad smell when ignited while coconut shell charcoal releases a good one. Also, it ensures a sustainable environment since it is 100% made up of sustainable natural resources.
PRODUCES ACTIVATED CARBON
Coconut Shell Activated Carbon is used extensively in various industrial, scientific and military purposes. It is used in the purification and treatment of water, the main ingredient in gas masks and various medical purposes
There are a lot more benefits we can enjoy from Coconut Shells. Just like how it protects the coconut meat, the use of Coconut Shell in the Industrial Field will not only protect the welfare local farmers and their families but will also save our earth from pollutants and protect our future from climate change.