The differences between charcoal and coal

ANGELA .W. WANDERA By ANGELA .W. WANDERA, 27th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/26bmrgvl/
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Coal and Charcoal are non renewable fuels which makes them not environment friendly. The following are the some of the differences between Coal and Charcoal given below.

The differences between charcoal and coal

Most think that coal and charcoal are one and the same thing, however they are the same fuel types but are quite different and they are also made in different ways.

The U.S is among the largest coal producers in the world. The U.S also produce charcoal in the wooded areas which are close to industrialized areas.

Coal and Charcoal are non renewable fuels which makes them not environment friendly. The following are the some of the differences between Coal and Charcoal given below.

Coal

This is a fossil formed over millions of years by pressurizing of organic material. Coal is mined out of the ground like how any othe rocks or minerals are mined. The Coal deposits are found all over the world however their demand is not as high as that of Oil and Gas.

Charcoal

Charcoal is made by burning of wood in a partial manner which creates a black substance which is used as fuel for purposes like heating, cooking among other things. Charcoal is made in kilns whereby the oxygen supply is limited so as to allow the cooking of wood rather than burning it completely.

Differences

There are different grades of Coal that are available whereas with Charcoal there are no grades available. Coal has two grades and these are; Anthracite coal which is of high quality, it also burns very hot and for longer periods too. Light Coal is of a lower grade, it does not burn too hot and it only burns for shorter periods.

When using Charcoal it will take you more amounts of Charcoal in order to create the same heat as that realized by Coal. However Charcoal is known to hold heat for longer periods.

Charcoal is a favorite because it is easily gotten from trees unlike Coal which has to be mined. Which also makes Charcoal much cheaper than Coal which is expensive.

Charcoal also burns far much cleaner, hotter and is consistent unlike Coal which less cleaner and is not consistent because of the way it is gotten.
When Coal burns it leaves behind a binder and residue whereas wit Charcoal you are only left with ash.

Coal is mainly used for industrial use such as in heating systems among other things whereas with Charcoal is is mainly for home use such as cooking of meals, barbeques amongst other things.

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author avatar Bubba
8th May 2014 (#)

cool

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author avatar Bubba
8th May 2014 (#)

this is supper dumb and coal comes from santa!!

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