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Title: Drying by Solar Radiation in Puerto Rico

Source: Forest Products Journal, pp. 487-488. October 1962.

Author(s): Maldonado, Edwin D.; Peck, Edward C.

Publication Year: 1962  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: The Woodworking Industries of Puerto Rico are dependent upon imported lumber, most of which is not air dry when it reaches the island. None of the local furniture or mill-work plants possess adequate facilities for drying lumber, either an air-drying yard or a dry kiln. Even storage space is inadequate, so the common practice is to store lumber in solid piles out-of-doors with no protection from damp local climate. Lumber from such piles usually enters the production line with no attention to moisture content. This practice occasionally causes difficulties when manufactured items are placed in service.

Keywords: drying; solar radiation; Puerto Rico

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 141 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/25/2013
RITS Product ID: 63102

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