Bamboo Charcoal and Activated Carbon

Bamboo charcoal and active carbon are new products developed in recent years. Bamboo being of special microstructure possesses extreme absorbing and other special capacities after carbonization. Their uses in the areas of new technology are of importance.

Variety of Bamboo Charcoal: There are many kinds of bamboo charcoal. In line with their origin, bamboo charcoal can be divided into two parts: raw bamboo charcoal and charcoal stick of chips. Raw bamboo charcoal is made of small sized bamboo, old bamboo, and bamboo tops, roots, which are not fit for making other bamboo products. Charcoal stick of chips is made of residue from bamboo processing industries. In the process of making different kinds of industrialized products, there will be residue, which should be broken in chips, dried, and pressed into sticks before carbonization.

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Bamboo as plantation crop for biomass

The Biomass Feedstock Development Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently released a publication entitled Bamboo: An Overlooked Biomass Resource? Bamboo is the common term for a group of woody grasses comprised of 1250 species. It is relatively fast growing and attains maturity within five years. The shortest species stands only four inches (10 cm) at maturity while the tallest reach 130 feet (40 m) with stem (culm) diameters of 12 inches (30 cm). Read the full post HERE

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