|Charcoal as a Rocket Fuel|
Rocket Fuel: Charcoal
Charcoal is mostly carbon remaining from organic material after chemical decomposition by slow heating. It is used extensively in rocketry as the primary fuel in black powder rockets, such as the well known Estes® motors. Pyrotechnic grade charcoal should not be confused with the popular BBQ briquettes, which have added sawdust and other impurities. However, a crude, low performance propellant can be made with briquettes.
Many mixtures of charcoal and strong oxidizers form a low explosive.
Other Interesting Uses:
Charcoal is used in cooking in heating.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2011 21:39|