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Title: Drying 4/4 Red Oak by Solar heat

Source: Forest Products Journal, Volume 12, Number 3, pp. 103-107; March 1962.

Author(s): Peck, Edward C.

Publication Year: 1962  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: SOLAR HEAT IS USED TO A LIMITED extent in both air drying and kiln drying. The roadways and ground of an air-drying yard are heated by the sun as are the lumber piles themselves. Although the heat that is absorbed by these objects is transferred to the air in the yard, much of it is lost by radiation to the sky. The roofs and walls of a kiln also are heated by the sun. Much of this heat, too, is lost by radiation to the air and sky. The effect of solar heat on kiln drying, therefore, is not important.

Keywords: solar heat, drying, kiln

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 429 kb(s)

Date posted: 04/26/2013
RITS Product ID: 63733

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