2nd October 2019


How do they make activated charcoal?

Activated carbon is carbon produced from carbonaceous source materials such as bamboo, coconut husk, willow peat, wood, coir, lignite, coal, and petroleum pitch. It can be produced by one of the following processes: Physical activation: The source material is developed into activated carbons using hot gases.

So, what is charcoal made from?

Charcoal is the lightweight black carbon and ash residue hydrocarbon produced by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. Charcoal is usually produced by slow pyrolysis — the heating of wood or other substances in the absence of oxygen (see char and biochar).

What are the ingredients of Kingsford original charcoal?

According to the form letter sent in August, 2000, Kingsford contains the following ingredients:
  • wood char.
  • mineral char.
  • mineral carbon.
  • limestone.
  • starch.
  • borax.
  • sodium nitrate.
  • sawdust.
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