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Title: Method for lowering the VOCS emitted during drying of wood products

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a method for removal of VOCs from wood products prior to drying the wood products. The method of the invention includes the steps of providing a chamber having an opening for receiving wood and loading the chamber with green wood. The wood is loaded to an extent sufficient to provide a limited headspace in the chamber. The chamber is then closed and the wood is heated in the chamber for a time and at a temperature sufficient to saturate the headspace with moisture and to substantially transfer VOCs from the wood product to the moisture in the headspace.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (1832 Jacksons Creek Point, Marietta, GA 30068)
  2. (154 Junedale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45218)
  3. (2262 Orleans Ave., Marietta, GA 30062)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Inst. of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
872871
Patent Number(s):
6029368
Assignee:
Banerjee, Sujit (1832 Jacksons Creek Point, Marietta, GA 30068);Boerner, James Robert (154 Junedale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45218);Su, Wei (2262 Orleans Ave., Marietta, GA 30062) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-96ID13439
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; lowering; vocs; emitted; drying; wood; products; directed; removal; prior; steps; providing; chamber; receiving; loading; green; loaded; extent; sufficient; provide; limited; headspace; closed; heated; time; temperature; saturate; moisture; substantially; transfer; product; temperature sufficient; wood products; wood product; products prior; /34/

Citation Formats

Banerjee, Sujit, Boerner, James Robert, and Su, Wei. Method for lowering the VOCS emitted during drying of wood products. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Banerjee, Sujit, Boerner, James Robert, & Su, Wei. Method for lowering the VOCS emitted during drying of wood products. United States.
Banerjee, Sujit, Boerner, James Robert, and Su, Wei. Sat . "Method for lowering the VOCS emitted during drying of wood products". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872871.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to a method for removal of VOCs from wood products prior to drying the wood products. The method of the invention includes the steps of providing a chamber having an opening for receiving wood and loading the chamber with green wood. The wood is loaded to an extent sufficient to provide a limited headspace in the chamber. The chamber is then closed and the wood is heated in the chamber for a time and at a temperature sufficient to saturate the headspace with moisture and to substantially transfer VOCs from the wood product to the moisture in the headspace.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
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