What is the Standard
of Coconut Shell Charcoal Briquettes in Europe?
by SKN Editor
If we want to know how the standard or quality of a coconut shell charcoal briquette is, then we can have to know which laboratory tests show the quality of coconut shell charcoal briquettes.
The following Standard Quality Requirements for Coconut Shell Charcoal Briquettes According to the (CEN/TC,2003) Europe Quality, include:
1. Moisture Content
The total moisture content shall not exceed 8%.
2. Fixed carbon
The fixed carbon in the dry charcoal shall be minimum of 75% by mass.
3. Ash content
The ash content in the dry charcoal shall not exceed 8%.
4. Bulk density
The bulk density must be at least 130 kg/m.
The binder must cause no health hazards when its combustion gases come into contact with food and the binder itself must be food grade quality.
CEN/TC 281 N36. 2003. Appliances, solid fuels and firelighters for barbecueing,Part 2:Barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes. Requirements and test methods. Page 281-286