Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What happens when wood burns - Part 3 of 3 postings

This is the third of three articles posted on the above subject.

1. Evaporation of water posted 6/15/10

2. The emission of smoke. Posted 6/22/10

3. The charcoal phase.

The charcoal phase:
As the fire progresses and most of the gases and tars have vaporized out of the wood, charcoal
Charcoal is almost 100% carbon and burns with a red glow and very little flame or smoke.
Charcoal is a good fuel that burns easily and cleanly when enough oxygen is present.

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