45º Ironmaking / 16º Iron Ore / 3º Agglomeration — vol. 45, num.45 (2015)
This paper outlines the DPC process as na economic and environment friendly option for the use of cultivated forest as a source of raw material for metallurgical charcoal.The DPC process was specially developed to bring logistic, environmental, technical, economic and global energy efficiency when compared to termal1 the existing biomass carbonization process. The DPC process utilizes the volatile materials (condensable and non condensable) as a source of the energy required by the carbonization process guarantying its complete combustion. As result the DPC process avoids the burning of termal1 the loaded wood, obtaining a higher charcoal to biomass yield, and avoids the emission to the atmosphere of polluting gases. Gases emitted by the carbonizing wood have na energy termal1e enough to dry the wood soon after its harvesting. By avoiding the storage in the field during na average of 150 days, the resulting economy is quite significant. As a termal1e1 the higher charcoal to biomass yield na termal1e1e economy is obtained through the reduction of the cultivated forest term. This paper emphasizes the economic advantages of the DPC process.
Charcoal, Wood carbonization
Vieira, Sidney Pessoa.
THE DPC PROCESS: A NEW CLEAN, EFFICIENT CARBONIZATION PROCESS
In: 45º Ironmaking / 16º Iron Ore / 3º Agglomeration,
Rio de Janeiro,
ISSN: 2594-357X , DOI 10.5151/4444-4444-27400