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Technological line for active charcoal production on the basis of installation ACTIVE-60


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This line is designed for the production of activated carbons with high adsorption capacity. Activated carbon is used in medicine, and in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. Filters containing activated carbon are used in many modern devices for cleaning various media and materials (water, air, etc.).

Read about the TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESS for obtaining activated carbon

The stages of the activation process of coal

Production of activated carbon

The Active-60 unit, integrated into suitable production lines, can be used to activate (or regenerate previously activated) carbon, namely:

Installation Active-1Mineral coal and charcoal, in order to obtain active charcoal, dolomite (kieselguhr), etc.;

  • Wood chips, nutshell, fruit kernels and other carbonaceous bulk materials in order to obtain  active charcoal.
  • Regeneration - restoration of activity in “spent” active carbons

The process of pyrolysis - carbonization of raw materials can be included in the activation line. It is also possible to use finished coals, for their subsequent activation.


Diagram of the process for producing activated carbon from carbon-containing materials

Scheme of the active charcoal obtaining process

Active charcoal from nutshell, apple tree pellets and apple wood chips

Active charcoal from nutshell    Active charcoal from apple tree pelletsActive charcoal from apple tree chips

Elements of the technological line for active charcoal production

  1. Equipment for the raw materials preparation for pyrolysis (cutting, crushing etc.). Depending on the types of raw materials used, in agreement with the Customer.
  2. Pyrolysis installation (carbonization furnace). Depending on the parameters of raw materials used for pyrolysis and the productivity of activation line.
  3. Installation for activation Active-60.
  4. Separator. Separation into fractions 0-10 mm and 10-20 mm.
  5. Disintegrator. Crushing to a fraction 0-50 µm.

​​Short description of the installation ACTIVE-60

Installation for activation Active-1

A kiln with a rotating drum chamber; a continuous apparatus for heat treatment and activation of various bulk materials and materials with a high porous system, specifically charcoal.
The installation utilises the gas synthesised in the process for heating the raw material to the activation temperature. Initial start-up heat is supplied by liquid, gaseous or solid fuel.
The inner housing of the drum is made using refractory, acid-resistant materials. The outer part of the drum is insulated from weathering.
When using the unit in conjunction with the Bio-Kiln carbonization device, it is possible to use excess heat from the carbonization process in the activation processes. This beneficially affects the energy consumption of the technological processes.  

Technical Characteristics of the Activation Installation

Raw materials and capacity
Quantity of raw materials consumed tons/day 5 - 10
Capacity tons/day 2 - 4
Raw material fraction mm Depends on raw materials
Personnel and operation mode
Number of workers per shift ppl 3-6
Number of shifts pcs./h 3Ń…8, 2Ń…12
Qualification of the personnel required   secondary technical education
Estimated time of work per day h round-the-clock, or per shift
Estimated time of work per year days 340
Overall dimensions and infrastructure
Overall dimensions mm 12 800 Ń… 2 500 Ń… 3 800
The size of the site/workshop required for the gas generator operation m 18 000 Ń… 6 000 Ń… 5 000
Warehouse of the finished products (dry, with ventilation) m2 over 150
Warehouse of raw materials m2 over 600
Amount of water required for the activation process. The water is non-return. m3 45 - 90
Required power at peak load kW*h 4,5

General view of the installation

General view    Installation Active-1

Active-1 by GeenPower


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