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Deodorizers made from bamboo

By Edited Jun 3, 2015 0 0

Bamboo Charcoal Deodorizers

[Sustainable + Reusable + Recyclable] Purify by Nature!

Bamboo is said to be the fasting growing plant in the world. To be exact, it is classified as a grass, a very, very large type of grass with an extremely strong stem.

Bamboo Charcoal is produced from the rapidly growing moso bamboo, a bamboo species that is not a food source for panda. This type of bamboo can grow two feet or more in a single day, reaching a height of 60 feet in two to three months.

Due to the growth characteristics of moso bamboo, millions of tiny holes are created as the plant densifies as it matures, a process taking approximately five years. It is these tiny holes that ultimately give the resulting bamboo charcoal its revolutionary abilities as both a deodorizer and dehumidifier. These benefits have been enjoyed for more than five centuries in Asia.

Bamboo forests are widely planted throughout Asia, and due to the resurgence in the recognition of its benefits, many more acres are planted every day. And as bamboo takes only five years from seedling to mature plant, it will be readily available for all future generations.


Making of Bamboo Charcoal:

Bamboo Charcoal is usually made in a brick kiln where the bamboo is being baked in slow heat increment to reach a temperature of 500-1200 degree celsius. Heat is generated using forestry waste instead of fossil fuel. The process typically takes seven to eight days then follows by five to six days of cooling time. Emissions is minimal as vapors are being recaptured and distill to make a by-product called Bamboo Vinegar, which is a natural disinfectant and insect repellent.

Properties of Bamboo Charcoal:

Diverse Application: Bamboo Charcoal has the following properties; anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, absorbs odors, absorbs harmful pollutants in the air and water, regulating humidity, adsorb and emit far-infrared radiation and release beneficial negative ions. These properties vary depending on what temperature is the bamboo being processed at. For example, bamboo charcoal yields the maximum surface area to absorb odors and moisture at 700 degree celsius. Beyond 1,200 degree celsius, it has properties to absorb and emit far-infrared radiation and release negative ions.

Effective: Charcoal is well-known for its ability to absorb and purify, bamboo charcoal is more so due to its porous structure. It has ten times more surface area than regular charcoal and an absorption rate of four times stronger. Bamboo charcoal deodorizers are ideal for shoes, boots, sport equipment, refrigerator, bedroom, bathroom, closets, drawers, and diaper pail, etc.

Long-Lasting: By exposing the bamboo charcoal directly under sunlight regularly (every two to four weeks), it can last an entire year or more.

Lightweight: Bamboo Charcoal is light-weight due to its porous structure, making it ideal for deodorizers in gym bag and sport equipment.

Recyclable: As a 100% natural product, the spent charcoal can be mixed with gardening soil. Bamboo charcoal can absorb excessive moisture in the soil and when the soil gets dry, the trapped moisture would get released back into the soil. Spent charcoal granules are also ideal for home decoration as they have a silver metallic texture, making them an ideal substitute to black decoration stone.

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Sources:

Training Manual of Bamboo Charcoal for Producers and Consumers. Author: Jiang Shenxue. Bamboo Engineering Research Center, Nanjing Forestry University

PET/PP Blend with Bamboo Charcoal to Produce Functional Composites: Evaluation of Functionalities. Author: Jia Horng Lin, Ching Wen Lou, Jin Mao Chen, Chien Teng Hsieh, Z.H. Liu. Publication: Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 55-57: Smart Materials)

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