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how to make charcoal briquettes ?

how to make charcoal briquettes ?

how to make charcoal briquettes ?

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I am Hector Garza from monterrey , nuevo leon , mexico and i produce natural mezquite charcoal in our packing process we waste almost 15 % of the total charcoal , this waste ( fines ) are from dust to 1.5 inches size i have been investigating how to aglutinate this fine in a cold process  and people recommend to use a extruder to make a cilindric briquette using clay as a binder so i think we can also use a hidraulic press or something i dont know . my waste is almost 1000 kilos per day but i can get a lot more from charcoal vendors for free . so i need a machine or series of machines  , first the fines need to get grind to homogenized the compound then we have to add water , the blinder then you have to mix . i was wondering if we can use a better method to do that.

RE: how to make charcoal briquettes ?

Hector,

Surely there are vendors for such machinery?  Edison and Henry Ford made charcoal I think - perhaps ideas can be had in their history?

Charcoal used to be used in iron smelting too.

Larry

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