Agricultural waste has been a problem for decades, especially in areas that have huge fruit, nut, grain or vegetable growing sectors. In fact, some industries create enough tons of waste to fill the entire waste management systems of their state up in just a month or less. Farmers have long needed ways to get rid of tons of waste and so have their industrial buyers, such as the coconut oil manufacturers, or olive oil makers, that end up with millions of tons of pressed seed waste and coconut shell waste each month. Beston Machinery can help to deal with the coconut shell by continuous coconut shell carbonizing machine.
It’s Now Possible To Make High-Quality Charcoal From Coconut Shell
As it turns out by running coconut shells through a process called carbonization it is possible to turn the waste shells into useful fuel. This fuel can then be used in many different domestic or industrial processes. Blacksmiths and goldsmiths can use the charcoal to heat metals to their melting points by adding pressurized air or oxygen to the flame.
In addition to that, many industries can use the charcoal to heat furnaces to make other products in the plastics, chemical, or other manufacturing processes. Normally the charcoal is far cheaper than natural gas or propane in the areas where it is used. Since the rest of the organic matter has already been removed, the charcoal burns very cleanly with little smoke, pollution, or leftover ash.
Activated Carbon From Coconut Shells Is Also a Commodity
Coconut shell carbon is especially good at making different kinds of filters. The activation process serves to make millions of extra surfaces on the carbon that allows it to absorb far more in the filter than would otherwise be possible. The activation of the carbon from coconut charcoal making machine causes the surface area to increase nearly 100 fold over normally porous carbon. This is why it’s such a great filter.
Most of the contaminants that are found in water tend to be chemically attracted to the carbon, at least more so than water. Many of the most important pollutants such as pesticides, herbicides, volatile organic compounds, and disinfectants tend to bind strongly to the carbon and therefore are easily removed in a filter.
Activated Carbon From Coconut Shells Is Highly Preferred
The activated carbon from coconut shell naturally has the smallest micropores of most of the types of charcoal. This makes them an excellent match for the most common impurities that are typically found in dirty water. During testing, they have been found to be the most effective in cleaning drinking water for human consumption.
Other types of activated carbon, such as from wood or coal, have much larger pores and are better suited for filtering other types of mediums besides water. The activated carbon is also structured tighter and offers better longevity due to friction in most cases as well.