40958Re: [hobbicast] Making charcoal
- Mar 4, 2011Rupert
Pyrophoric carbon is a myth, see:
I don't suffer from insanity I enjoy it!
--- On Fri, 3/4/11, Rupert <rwenig2@...> wrote:
From: Rupert <rwenig2@...>
Subject: Re: [hobbicast] Making charcoal
Date: Friday, March 4, 2011, 3:37 PM
The demise of many grain elevators were caused by grain dust
explosions. That is one reason I am not using the dust control system in
my shop yet as I don't have the proper bonding for static done yet.
I posted the below to another group. It has links to explain what
> What pyrophoric is a form of spontaneous combustion. See
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrophoricity>. This is another
> interesting page
> on pyrophoric substances. I found some of the info hard to believe
> but,,,,,,,,,,,,, The word pyrophoric came up when I was Googling for
> ways to grind the charcoal lumps into powder so I Googled it to come
> up with this page
> In other words, I get the impression to be careful with
> powdered charcoal (and for that matter, many other powders).
On 3/4/2011 6:22 AM, Ron Thompson wrote:
> On 3/3/2011 10:51 PM, Rupert wrote:
>> Hello Group, I have been taking advantage of the using the wood
>> heater in my shop through the cool weather to turn some oak into
>> charcoal. In doing some research into how to grind it into a fine
>> powder I found out charcoal (particularly fresh charcoal) can be
>> pyrophoric when conditions are right. Figured I should pass that
>> tid-bit on. No, I didn't find out the hard way.
> Yikes! And I thought wood dust was bad. You can take the dry wood
> powder from a sander and put a little on your finger. Flick it with
> your other hand to make a cloud of dust. Do it into a candle flame
> and it whooshes to flame like hairspray! Ever heard of a dust
Camrose, Alberta, Canada.
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