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Replacing metal rocket- with ceramic rocket stove using fire bricks in our dryer / biochar oven

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We were tasked with creating a dryer oven using rocket stoves. Our first prototype was metal and although extremely durable and temperatures never exceeded 450°F we have now insulated our dryer and it also serves as the pyrolyser and temperatures are now around 1200°F:

The diameter of the kilns have been increased from 1.4 metre to 1.7 metre:

The solution was to use excess fire bricks and bury the rockets around the perimeter:

The next step is to see the effect on drying and how it can be incorporated in the making of the biochar.
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heating wood in an oxygen free environment isn't always going to be easy.

Too bad you couldn't make some sort of pressure cooker and convert it from inside the cooker.
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