different ideas for busineses. Today there are four skips within a hundred metres of my house here in Madrid, full of bricks, and as tierra pretta is said to have bits of pottery in it surely crushed brick would be a great business for someone better at businesses than i am , how do you buy a crusher? the scietisst speculate that as bricks are a labarynth of little holes they serve as a home for handy microbes. THte same goes for charcoal. When they talk of using charcoal to better your soilsm which is the other ingredient of the very good terra pretta soils of Brasil, google them, they talk of putting the charcoal or brick in manure first or manure tea, maybe even chemical fertiliser tea if its all you have got, urine if you have got it, tea, I find urine has atendecy to small fishy after a while. They say that If you dont prep the charcoal or bricks with some sort of fertiliser the charcoal might take the nutrients from your soil, till it had enough nutrients of its own at least. Collecting the dust and little bits from charcoal makers and packing it up to sell to nurseries and garden centres to improve soils, would be another job that needs doing, as charcoal, like brick,is full of tiny channels that microbes can live in. Maybe there are other reasons charcoal helps very deep soils to form and that in the jungle where soils are usually very shallow but that is the reason i know of. agri rose macasskie.
posted 8 years ago
rose macaskie wrote: Today there are four skips wint in a hundred metres of my house
I don't understand the phrase "four skips wint" ... what do you mean by that?
Charcoal is indeed very interesting for soil fertility. It might be possible to get charcoal dust from places that manufacture it for a low price, not sure how much of that gets blended into the briquets.
One note: charcoal dust can be explosive if there is a large amount of very fine dust. I remember a sugar handling facility that exploded a few years ago and killed people because they did not control the dust. A pound of sugar or charcoal has as much energy as several sticks of dynamite. Normally, it is released in a slow, controlled rate that is not a hazard. But when it is a fine powder suspended in air, it can release all that energy in an instant!!
Find yourself a waste stream, drive off the combustible gasses -- sell them to a NG power plant, sell the charcoal.
I've been working on my localcity to do this, as they produce more compost than they can sell. (I just bought a 33 ton load at $19 per ton. Shipping it is more expensive than the compost itself.)
posted 7 years ago
Sorry about the wint in, burra maluca is right , i have corrected it I have so much to say and am so bad at writing, and it is not that I dont correct what i write, i go through it three or four times sometimes more. I need a secretary. JUst think about it, professional men have a wife at home doing all the tediouse work and a secratary in the office doing the writing and then they pretend to work hard, they are soo lucky. rose macaskie.
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