What is the vegetable carbon mentioned in the Diacetyl VDK method 2023 for brewery analysis?

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Document ID TE3783

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Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
What is the vegetable carbon mentioned in the Diacetyl VDK method 2023 for brewery analysis?
Summary
Vegetable carbon mentioned in the Diacetyl VDK method 2023.
Answer
The Diacetyl, Vicinal Diketone (VDK), method 2023 for brewery analysis references the use of vegetable carbon in the preparation of the naphthol solution.

Vegetable carbon is produced by the carbonization of vegetable material such as wood, cellulose residues, peat and coconut and other shells. The raw material is carbonized at high temperatures. It consists essentially of finely divided carbon and may contain minor amounts of nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen. Some moisture may be absorbed on the product after manufacture. It may be activated at high temperature in the presence of steam or carbon dioxide.