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Title: Rapid determination of wood fuel moisture content using a microwave oven for drying

Abstract

A method of determining moisture content (MC) of wood fuel using a microwave oven for drying the wood was evaluated by drying paired samples of five different wood fuel types in a microwave oven and a conventional oven. When compared to the conventional oven drying method, the microwave technique produces consistently lower MC determinations, although the differences are less than 1 percent. The advantage of the microwave technique is the speed at which MC determinations can be determined (less than 15 minutes). Schedules for drying five wood fuel types are presented. (Refs. 7).

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Forestry Dept, Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC 29631
OSTI Identifier:
5917903
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5917903
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: For. Prod. J.; (United States); Journal Volume: 32:10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; WOOD; DRYING; MEASURING METHODS; MICROWAVE OVENS; MOISTURE; APPLIANCES; OVENS 140504* -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Biomass Production & Conversion-- (-1989); 090400 -- Solid Waste & Wood Fuels-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Harris, R.A. Rapid determination of wood fuel moisture content using a microwave oven for drying. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Harris, R.A. Rapid determination of wood fuel moisture content using a microwave oven for drying. United States.
Harris, R.A. Fri . "Rapid determination of wood fuel moisture content using a microwave oven for drying". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {A method of determining moisture content (MC) of wood fuel using a microwave oven for drying the wood was evaluated by drying paired samples of five different wood fuel types in a microwave oven and a conventional oven. When compared to the conventional oven drying method, the microwave technique produces consistently lower MC determinations, although the differences are less than 1 percent. The advantage of the microwave technique is the speed at which MC determinations can be determined (less than 15 minutes). Schedules for drying five wood fuel types are presented. (Refs. 7).},
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journal = {For. Prod. J.; (United States)},
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volume = 32:10,
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year = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1982},
month = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1982}
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