Title:
Easily lightable charcoal brick
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A method of making easily lightable charcoal bricks comprising the steps of pulverizing the raw materials of the charcoal bricks, said raw materials consisting of charcoal dust, coconut shell charcoal and other related materials in sufficient amount and volume, mixing the pulverized raw materials with natural binders and catalyst igniters, said natural binders and catalyst igniters constitute at least 2% by volume each of the equivalent volume of the raw materials used, feeding the mixture into a briquetting machine having moulds with holes thereon forming molded charcoal bricks, discharging the charcoal bricks from the briquetting machine, drying the charcoal bricks in a drying chamber until the moisture is removed and packing the charcoal bricks.



Inventors:
Contreras, Conrado R. (Quezon City, PH)
Application Number:
10/985148
Publication Date:
05/11/2006
Filing Date:
11/10/2004
Primary Class:
International Classes:
C10L5/00
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Primary Examiner:
TOOMER, CEPHIA D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Dernier IP Law, LLC (Morristown, NJ, US)
Claims:
1. A method of making easily lightable charcoal bricks comprising the steps of: pulverizing the raw materials of the charcoal bricks, said raw materials consisting of charcoal dust, coconut shell charcoal and other related materials in sufficient amount and volume; mixing the pulverized raw materials with natural binders and catalyst igniters, said natural binders and catalyst igniters constitute at least 2% by volume each of the equivalent volume of the raw materials used; feeding the mixture into a briquetting machine having moulds with holes thereon forming molded charcoal bricks; discharging the charcoal bricks from the briquetting machine; drying the charcoal bricks in a drying chamber until the moisture is removed; and packing the charcoal bricks.

2. A method as disclosed in claim 1 wherein said natural binders are cassava starch.

3. A method as disclosed in claim 1 wherein said natural binders are molasses.

4. A method as disclosed in claim 1 wherein the catalyst igniters are nitrate.

5. An easily lightable charcoal bricks whenever made by the method of claim 1.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates in general to solid fuels but more particularly to an easily lightable charcoal brick.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Nowadays, charcoals are used primarily for broiling or grilling foods. Broiling or grilling with the use of charcoal is a healthy alternative for cooking against frying with oil butter. However, some charcoals do not ignite easily so that you have to use sufficient amount of liquid fuel such as gasoline to ignite it. But this manner leaves some to ignite it. But this manner leaves some after taste and toxic elements to the food.

Some use newspapers and other dried wood, but you have to fan some more to ignite the charcoal bricks.

It is therefore the primary object of the present invention to provide an easily lightable charcoal brick having coconut shell as its main and important ingredient aside from other related materials having an oil of its own that are easily ignitable.

Another object is to provide a charcoal brick having an igniting catalyst so that a single lighted flint could heat and ignite the whole charcoal bricks at a minimum amount of time.

Still an object is to provide a charcoal brick having hole provided thereon to accommodate this lighted flint to spark the whole charcoal brick, the holes defying oxygen tunnels necessary for continuous and good combustion and sufficient release of heat.

Moreover, an object is to provide a charcoal brick that produced a little smoke and soot, economical, low ash, easy to light, no need to fan and convenient and handy.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

These and other object of the present invention will be apparent upon reading the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a charcoal brick produced by the process of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a top view of another embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the invention; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

A method of making easily lightable charcoal bricks is disclosed comprising the following steps.

The raw materials consist of charcoal dust, coconut shell charcoal and other related materials in sufficient amount or volume.

The raw materials are fed into a hopper and these will then be freed into a hammer mill for pulverizing into fine powder.

The pulverized raw materials are placed into a mixer and mixed with natural binders and catalyst igniters. The natural binders and catalyst igniter constitute no less than 2% by volume each of the equivalent volume of the raw materials used.

Such natural binders may either be cassaya starch or molasses although cassaya starch is preferred.

Such catalyst igniters are preferably nitrates for easy ignition.

After mixing the pulverized raw materials with binders and igniters, the mixture is fed into a briquetting machine having moulds having predetermined sizes and shapes.

Each moulds having holes provided thereon for accommodation of lighted flints. Molded charcoal briquettes are formed.

The molded briquettes are then discharged from the briquetting machine by means of a narrow flat conveyor.

The briquettes are pick-up and laid on various trays.

The briquettes on the trays are placed in a drying chamber where they are dried until the moisture is removed. Heat is drawn from a furnace and allowed to circulate inside the drying chamber.

The dried briquettes are removed from the drying chamber and allowed to be cooked and packed.

The resulting product is an easily ignitable coconut based charcoal bricks with a plurality of holes.

FIGS. 1 to 4 are representation of the charcoal briquettes.

Having described a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the embodiments and that various changes and modification could be effected therein by one skilled in the art without departing from spirit or scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.