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  Charcoal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charcoal is the flish residue consisting of impure carbon obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances.
Charcoal made at 300° is brown, soft and friable, and readily inflames at 380°; made at higher temperatures it is hard and brittle, and does not fire until heated to about 700°.
The porosity of activated charcoal accounts for its ability to readily adsorb gases and liquids; charcoal is often used to filter water or adsorb odors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charcoal   (1204 words)

 Felbridge History Group - Charcoal
Charcoal, the fl residue of wood produced by smothered burning, has been used in Britain since before the Roman invasion and was the smelting fuel of the Bronze and Iron ages.
Charcoal, as a fuel, for hop drying and domestic heating and cooking, was less demanding, and general-purpose charcoals include, alder (Alnus glutinosa), ash (Fraxinus excelsior), beech (Fagus sylvatica), birch (Betula pendula), elm (Ulmus procera), hazel (Corylus avellana) and sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa).
Charcoal is a naturally occurring form of carbon, which burns with intense heat, and also has chemical properties that enable it to be used to extract metals from their ores.
www.jeremy-clarke.freeserve.co.uk /handouts/Charcoal.htm   (6201 words)

Carbo animalis (animal charcoal) and carbo vegetabilis (wood charcoal) have been carried in the homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States with the description that these substances have "marked adsorptive power of gases." Charcoal is rated in Category I (safe and effective) status by the FDA for acute toxic poisoning.
Activated charcoal is produced from the controlled burning of wood or bone, which is then subjected to the action of an oxidizing gas such as steam or air at elevated temperatures.
Charcoal is harmless when ingested even in large quantities, or when inhaled in small quantities, and there are no ill effects when it comes in contact with the skin.
tuberose.com /Charcoal.html   (1117 words)

 Charcoal For Grilling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charcoal, being almost pure carbon, yields a larger amount of heat in proportion to its volume than is obtained from a corresponding quantity of wood; as a fuel it has the further advantage of being smokeless.
In a modern charcoal manufacturing process, wood is placed into a steel retort (a process chemist's stew pot with a lid) and cooked at high temperature with a limited amount of oxygen.
Charcoal briquettes are produced by crushing charcoal and mixing in additives, such as nitrates (to make them burn better), and clays and starches (as binders to allow pressing into the traditional shape) and other materials.
new.cbbqa.com /grilling/CharcoalFAQ.html   (1503 words)

 Charcoal, Activated | Your Health Connection
Charcoal should not be given for at least 30 minutes after ipecac or until vomiting from ipecac stops.
Charcoal should not be used to treat poisoning caused by corrosive products such as lye or other strong acids or petroleum products such as gasoline, kerosene, or cleaning fluids.
Charcoal should not be used in children under three years of age to treat diarrhea or gas.
www.yourhealthconnection.com /topic/topic103549228   (1471 words)

 Patient Education - Drugs - charcoal
Charcoal is known to bind certain poisons so it will often be used in acute poisonings.
Charcoal is not ranked but since it is not absorbed from the intestinal tract, it is probably safe to take.
Charcoal in small or moderate amounts is safe and can be tried in cases of bloating and flatus.
www.gicare.com /pated/charcoal.htm   (721 words)

 charcoal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The most common variety of charcoal, wood charcoal, was formerly prepared by piling wood into stacks, covering it with earth or turf, and setting it on fire.
Charcoal is also obtained from substances other than wood such as nut shells and bark; that obtained from bones is called bone fl, animal fl, or animal charcoal.
Charcoal yields a larger amount of heat in proportion to its volume than is obtained from a corresponding quantity of wood and has the further advantage of being smokeless.
www.bartleby.com /65/ch/charcoal.html   (469 words)

Charcoal was traditionally used for iron smelting until it was found how to use coke which is derived from coal.
Charcoal is used in stick form by artist and the small particles and dust, known as fines, are used as a soil improving substance by gardeners.
Activated charcoal is charcoal which has been treated with additional oygen to open up millions of tiny pores within the structure of the carbon.
www.geocities.com /wastewatts/charcoal.html   (809 words)

 Fuel For The Fires: Charcoal Making in the Nineteenth Century
The making of charcoal, literally the distillation of wood to its carbon content, was an important process during the first half of the nineteenth century.
The amount of charcoal used by the average smith is difficult to determine.
New techniques of charcoal production were introduced, such as the permanent brick kilns constructed at Hopewell, but they failed to slow progress and could not prevent the slow fading away of the collier and his world.
www.connerprairie.org /historyonline/fuel.html   (1537 words)

 Discovery Online, The Skinny On ... Charcoal
"Charcoal is not a fossil fuel," I sighed.
To make charcoal in a developing nation, you bake wood at a moderate temperature while it's buried under soil to deprive it of oxygen.
Activated charcoal is just burned charcoal, overcooked by amateur combusters who ignored that white ash on their briquets.
www.discovery.com /area/skinnyon/skinnyon980123/skinnyon.html   (762 words)

The use of activated charcoal in gas masks during World War I saved many thousands of lives, and today charcoal is used on an enormous scale for the purification of air and water.
Although coke, like charcoal, is produced by solid-phase pyrolysis (usually of bituminous coal), it is distinguished from charcoal in that a fluid phase is formed during carbonisation.
Egyptian papyri from around 1500 BC describe the use of charcoal to adsorb malodorous vapours from putrefying wounds, and there is an Old Testament reference (Numbers 19:9) to the ritual purification of water using the charred remains of a heifer.
www.personal.rdg.ac.uk /~scsharip/Charcoal.htm   (3658 words)

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 Charcoal grill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Fine Art : Drawings : Charcoal :
This is a charcoal by this famous painter and illustrator.
An original charcoal on paper depicting a gathering of women on a European Street, women holding each other, a small child standing next to her mothers’ apron among those gathered.
Original charcoal on paper drawing of a female nude seated in an interior with a side table, main image area 11" by 12 1/2", sheet 14" by 17", signed "Menkes" in pencil at lower right.
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Charcoal filters remove 99.7 percent of the radioactivity of the vented air that leaves the building through the outside stack, but the intake of air brings in...
Parker likens the sculptures to charcoal drawings both because their elements read as marks against the flanking white walls and because those elements are in...
Charcoal provides a consistent, high heat but "the flavor-producing components are burnt out of the wood when it's kilned to make charcoal," explains Steven...
www.mongabay.com /igapo/biotech/charcoal.html   (3187 words)

 Gary's Gallery - Charcoal Drawing Techniques
Charcoal is probably the oldest, or one of the oldest, art materials.
Charcoal is an impure form of elemental carbon made by burning selected woods in anaerobic conditions (little or no oxygen), hence, it is chemically fairly simple and stable over millennia.
One of the joys of drawing with charcoal is that it is perhaps the only drawing medium which is capable of imitating a Chinese ink brush painting.
www.garys-gallery.com /charcoal.html   (1386 words)

 Activated Charcoal
Theoretically, if peanut protein is in the gut, and activated charcoal is given, the activated charcoal would absorb the peanut protein that is in the gut (that has not yet entered the body) thereby reducing or possibly eliminating absorption of the peanut protein from the gut into the body.
Although the study did not involve giving activated charcoal to persons with peanut allergy, the researchers suggest that activated charcoal may be a useful additional treatment to slow or prevent further absorption of peanut protein from the gut after accidental ingestion by persons with peanut allergy.
Therefore, activated charcoal should never be used in place of epinephrine for a reaction NOR should administration of epinephrine, when needed, be delayed because of potential administration of activated charcoal.
www.foodallergy.org /charcoalfaq.html   (1309 words)

 All About Charcoal - The Virtual Weber Bullet
Man's first encounter with charcoal was probably in the aftermath of a fire caused by a natural event, like a wildfire from a lightning strike.
According to The Naked Whiz's Lump Charcoal Database, extruded charcoal is made from compressed sawdust logs that are carbonized in kilns.
When the WSM charcoal ring is fully loaded with Kingsford and lit using the Minion Method, I can cook at least 12 hours without having to add charcoal, which is great for overnight cooks.
www.virtualweberbullet.com /charcoal.html   (2662 words)

Think that charcoal is a larger variable in most pyro compositions than most people think and that there is an uncertainty about what is the "real" makeup in a bag of commercial charcoal.
There are two basic methods of making charcoal: direct and indirect: The direct method uses heat from the incomplete combustion of the organic matter which is to become charcoal.
Its only after experimenting with different charcoals that one notices that there really is a difference in charcoals.
www.siteradar.com /charcoal.htm   (1158 words)

 Regia Anglorum - Charcoal burning in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age England
The motty peg was withdrawn (fnarr fnarr again) with the aid of a spear loaned by the armoury, and blazing coals from the forge dropped into the resulting hole.
This is because the roast is driving all the water out of the wood to turn it into charcoal, and therefore the five foot high pile of wood turns into a two foot high mound of charcoal.
Phase two: cooling the 700° C charcoal to a point where it wouldn't just burst into flames the minute it saw the light of day.
www.regia.org /charcoal.htm   (1574 words)

 How to make drawing charcoal, page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charcoal is available commercially in three grades of hardness, but it is possible to create a wider variety of charcoal for drawing.
It is also possible to create various sizes of charcoal sticks and blocks.
For those who wish to make serious quantities of charcoal, Page 3 is an on-line republication of Robert Lea's Charcoal Making at Home reprinted by permission of the author.
www.clt.astate.edu /elind/charcoalhome.htm   (208 words)

 The MSDS HyperGlossary: Activated Carbon
Activated charcoal differs from the familiar charcoal that is used in barbecue grills.
Charcoal is obtained by burning wood, nutshells, coconut husks, animal bones, and/or other carbonaceous (carbon-containing) materials.
Activated charcoals impregnated with other materials are also effective industrial and laboratory catalysts for chemical reactions.
www.ilpi.com /msds/ref/activatedcharcoal.html   (713 words)

 Berkshire Taconic :: Human history :: The Colonial Iron Ore Industry
Charcoal, which is made by stacking, covering, and smoldering wood in outdoor kilns, fueled the forges, because charcoal burns hotter than plain wood.
Each year a typical blast furnace needed charcoal made from cutting 600 acres of trees, or 10,000 acres worth of trees over a 30-year period.
The forges' incessant appetite for charcoal soon led to the deforestation of all 120,000 acres of virgin forests in the Berkshire Taconic Landscape.
www.lastgreatplaces.org /berkshire/history/art6162.html   (586 words)

 English Charcoal, environment, history and woodmanship
Charcoal - its history, manufacture, use and role in the environment.
Find out how charcoal makers produce quality charcoal for your BBQ, how charcoal production led to woodland management and why charcoal production is now good for the environment.
Charcoal is man's oldest industrial fuel and in the UK it has been extensively used for over 6,000
www.englishcharcoal.co.uk   (239 words)

You don't have to worry about ashes in the sand, these charcoals are pure and cause no side smells in your incense burning.
After you ignite your charcoal piece with a match, set it on the sand and let it finish heating clear through, about two minutes.
Your charcoal can be pushed down into the sand and it will burn ok. If you put a lid on the burner, air can not get to the charcoal and it will go out.
www.thealchymist.com /htdocs/charcoal.htm   (391 words)

 Charcoal Official Website, the music of Fabio Brienza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charcoal is not creativity, but rather the obsessive elegy and a paraphrase of modern existentialist thought, Sartre above them all.
Flowers in the Cement, in a certain sense, is also about hope, the desperate and adolescent expectation of a change, the questioning about the possibility for a change, and the revolutionary demand for it.
Modern language is an empty code, a simple and useless convention that mirrors the empty consciousness of modern society and is therefore a voluntary critique of society's structure and infrastructure.
www.charcoalspirits.com   (140 words)

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