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Title: Review of High-Temperature Kiln-Drying of Hardwoods

Source: Southern lumberman Volume 225, Number 2794; pp. 17-19. (Sept. 15, 1972).

Author(s): Wengert, E.M.

Publication Year: 1972  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The objective here was to examine the literature on high-temperature kiln-drying of hardwoods and to evaluate the advantages, problems, and probable cost of this type of drying in the United States. High-temperature drying in current literature refers to drying wood at temperatures above 212 F. (100 C.). The drying may take place in the absence of air, but more commonly, an air-steam or moist air mixture is used. Only processes operating at atmospheric pressure are considered here.

Keywords: Vapor pressure; Temperature; Moisture content; Defects; Honeycombing; Discoloration; Drying

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 230 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/25/2013
RITS Product ID: 63097

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