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Title: Drying Lumber by Solar Energy

Source: Sun at Work Volume 7, Number 3, 1962; 2 p.

Author(s): Peck, Edward C.

Publication Year: 1962  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: THE drying of lumber requires a certain amount of work, divided roughly into that required to (1) separate the moisture from the wood, (2) move this moisture from the interior portions to the surfaces, and (3) evaporate the moisture from the surfaces. Although the energy required to accomplish this work can be supplied in numerous ways, the usual methods consist of causing a mixture of ordinary air and water vapor to come in contact with the surfaces of the individual pieces of lumber. In yard or air drying the energy is supplied by the heat of the outdoor air, while in kiln drying it is supplied by the air within the kiln that has been heated by various systems. Air drying employs solar energy, but generally with a low efficiency.

Keywords: lumber, solar drying, driers

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 586 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/24/2015
RITS Product ID: 77997

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