Re: Burning rather than preventing pyrolysis gases (Dick Gallien char-making) #technology
Paul S Anderson
Please complete the story about how well the upright tank worked as a biochar maker.
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Subject: Re: [Biochar] Burning rather than preventing pyrolysis gases (Dick Gallien char-making)
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Hi Ron--thanks for your interest.
I had a crazy idea over 15 yrs. ago to heat a green house with waste wood, so had a 10' dia X 30' X 7/8" rr tank delivered from Arkansas for $6,000. Had a 40'X 60' steel building built into a clay bank, with the 40' end made of precast 16' high X 7' sections made for bunker silos, so with the old log truck, I can easily top load the tank. Switched from the greenhouse idea to biochar and had a 7'X7'X 7/8" door cut at the base of the tank. Tank wt. is over 36,000 lbs.., so it is a little late to set it out in the open. The City and County burn trees day and night, but I've poked the DNR Forestry Dept., so can burn only between 8 and 4, with no smoke, fumes or flame, except then. The acrid, sightless fumes of pyrolysis are my only concern, besides the fumes in the building. If still upright, I'll report. If one pokes a bureaucracy, they'll respond. . . https://www.winonadailynews.com/opinion/letters/dick-gallien-there-s-a-better-way-to-burn-waste/article_657201bb-8de3-5a60-aa83-c73b4384e208.html
The turtle/tank is a seperate issue, which I'm sure will work. Just how to solve the fumes. Thanks for any suggestions. Dick
On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 10:17 PM Ronal Larson <rongretlarson@...> wrote: