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  • Main Title Low VOC drying of lumber and wood panel products. Progress report number 6


  • Author: Yan, H.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Wild, M.P.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hooda, U.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Banerjee, S.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Inc., Atlanta, GA (United States)
  • Author: Shmulsky, R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Thompson, A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Ingram, L.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Conners, T.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Mississippi State Univ., MS (United States)


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Inc., Atlanta, GA (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1998-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Twenty five Southern pine boards were machined into 2 x 4 inch pieces. Next, the 8 foot boards were cut in half into matched pairs. One of the two was irradiated with RF, while the other served as a control. Both sets were dried under a conventional temperature-time based schedule. Results and conclusions are: RF pretreatment of lumber does not affect strength; the amount of pinene lost into the headspace during low-VOC RF-treatment of wood approximately corresponds to the amount of material lost from the wood; virtually all the pinene can be removed from the low-VOC reactor with steam, suggesting that pinene can be collected when the small amount of steam released during low-headspace treatment is condensed; temperature and moisture loss profiles for particle at 105 C has been modeled using experimental data at 130 C and 160 C; the VOC-temperature curve from dried particle shows a break at about 156 C, the boiling point of {alpha}-pinene, demonstrating that pinene boil-off occurs beyond this threshold; VOC release from dry particle has been successfully modeled; the transport of VOC from sapwood to the atmosphere for pine is faster than the corresponding movement from heartwood to sapwood; and seasonal variations in pine extractives are small.
  • Physical Description: 21 p.


  • Keyword: Wood Products Industry
  • Keyword: Pines
  • Keyword: Rf Systems
  • Keyword: Drying
  • Keyword: Radiowave Radiation
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • Keyword: Wood
  • Keyword: Air Pollution Abatement
  • Keyword: Mechanical Properties
  • Keyword: Volatile Matter
  • Keyword: Devolatilization


  • Other Information: PBD: Jan 1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE98003261
  • Report No.: DOE/ID/13439--T4
  • Grant Number: FC07-96ID13439
  • DOI: 10.2172/569027
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 569027
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695014


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE98003261