Technological Solution for the Sustainability of the Destructive Distillation of Wood in Classic Horizontal Retorts

Abstract

Charcoal production in retorts involves the pyrolysis i.e. thermal decomposition of wood in the absence of oxygen/air. The by products of this thermo-chemical process are tar, pyroligneous acid and wood gas. Pyroligneous acid can recover in several useful organic products by fraction distillation. However, the modern synthetic ways of their production are… (More)

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@inproceedings{Toms2009TechnologicalSF, title={Technological Solution for the Sustainability of the Destructive Distillation of Wood in Classic Horizontal Retorts}, author={Sergio Tom{\'a}s and Valentin Koloini}, year={2009} }