Interestingly, weight loss in air/sun drying fresh sawdust was 39%.
very much if it's possible to carbonise fresh material in this kiln.
Indications are that with a bit of practice, over 300 kg sawdust can
carbonised in this small (120 cm dia. X 1.5 m. deep) kiln within 8 hours.
I doubt if 300 kg of raw sawdust would fit into the chamber- pyrolysis
begins with only 15 cm or so at the bottom, and layers of sawdust are added
onto the surface at pyrolysis proceeds.
At the end of the shift, the carbonised sawdust is extinguished either
wetting or by transferring to a sealable drum.
I'm leaving a fellow in charge of operating the kiln in my absence ('till
the 26th July), and all going according to plan, will scale this up
substantially using an earthen pit instead of an metal kiln.
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