One of the most important fuels since ancient times, charcoal had been a crucial factor in the development of civilization for thousands of years. Used as fuel in a variety of areas, charcoal’s most important use is definitely in metallurgy, as it is one of the few materials that burn hot enough for blacksmithing. Burning up to 2,700 degrees Celsius, the intense heat generated by charcoal is the most common method to produce iron, steel and other metals until modern fuels appeared.
he raw material used is the wood harvested from the nearby mangrove forest, while the heat comes from large, conical brick structures known as kilns that are basically ovens. It is said that each kiln takes over 23,000 bricks to erect! After stripping the trees of their bark and placing them inside the kiln, the process of transforming the wood into charcoal can take over a month to complete.
For the first 8-10 days, a fire is maintained in an exposed hole on the kiln, raising temperatures in the cone to over 200 degrees Celsius. The kiln is then completely sealed for about 2 weeks to bake the wood slowly, removing any excess moisture from the material. The oven is then allowed to cool for about 8 days before the black, shiny charcoal is taken out.
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Miguel82 (27752) 2012-04-27 4:30
This is an interesting document shot
good sharpness and colors
have a nice day
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2012-04-27 6:33
an interesting round building, interesting also the differnt colours of the brickstones. Very nice
pierrefonds (71077) 2012-04-27 12:50
The trees are framing well the kiln. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the kiln. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (57644) 2012-04-27 21:20
Tempat buat arang, suatu tradisi lame bro, lama berlalu tapi masih kelihatan kat sini. Ini membuat kita berbalek zaman lampau, tapi permintaan masih ada bro. disini semua dah di packing dengan chantek kebanyakan datang dari seberang. Pernah lihat perusahaan membuat arang dahulu di Johor kat kota tinggi tapi dah lama tak kesana. itu lah penghabisan saya lihat. Dahulu zaman lima pulohan kedai kedai arang banyak kat sini, kalau beli 10sen dapat satu ikat tapi sekarang 1 pack 1kg harga nya tujoh dollar. Ini lah perjalan masa bro. Gambar ini tempat sabak bakar arang tu nampah bersih, rapi tak hitam legam macham dulu dulu. Arang zaman ini berharga bro untuk kegunaan tertentu. Gambar pengetahuan yang berguna, terima kasih dan Salam.
Salam dari selatan
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-04-27 22:22
Interesting shot. Wonderful composition and frame with perfect perspective, colors, sharpness, super clarity. I love the photo. Excellent work.
All the best and have a nice WE.
shevchenko (20548) 2012-04-30 1:46
Good frame to show a Charcoal Kiln in ancient time, clear to show the architectures in hemispherical structure, I wonder our land already have bricks' architectures since thousands years ago, interesting composition, informative note, thanks for sharing.
mauro61 (52857) 2012-04-30 4:50
la nota aiuta a comprendere meglio questa particolare costruzione che riprendi con un buon POV e una buona gestione della luce,
paololg (31448) 2012-04-30 11:39
Ciao dear Foozi,
I read with great interest the notes that accompanying this picture that shows us the oven for the manufacture of coal. Also perfect the sharpness, that allows us to appreciate every single brick of the furnace. Great work, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!
jhm (159925) 2012-05-01 2:30
I've read that you almost no time for TE, I can you good understand, work is more important than TE.
But I want with pleasure give my critique on these wonderful picture.
Excellent presentation, lovely composition.
Very well done, TFS.
La_Tulipe (2798) 2012-05-10 13:36
Une très belle capture de cette architecture toute particulière sous de belles lumières et des couleurs très naturelles.
sacavem (18620) 2012-05-29 9:54
Excellent compo and POV, very nice colours, and light.
The note is very useful to understand a picture.
- Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) (7101)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF 10-20mm
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-27 3:12