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Improvement of hardwood drying schedules.

Innes, T. and Redman, A. (2005) Improvement of hardwood drying schedules. Project Report. Forest and Wood Products Research Development Corporation.



Drying regrowth native hardwoods to satisfactory moisture levels is a significant challenge for the processing industry. Dried quality is becoming increasingly important as sawn hardwood continues to move away from structural markets into appearance applications, but more difficult to achieve as the resource mix being processed becomes younger. An accurate, predictive drying model is a powerful tool in schedule development, decreasing the reliance on expensive, repetitive drying trials. This project updates the KilnSched drying model to allow the drying behaviour of regrowth blackbutt, jarrah, messmate, spotted gum and Victorian ash to be modeled more accurately. The effect of high temperature drying and humidity treatments on spotted gum were also investigated, as was the economics of various drying methods on spotted gum and blackbutt.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Projects:FWPA. PN01.1302
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission. © 2010 Forest and Wood Products Australia.
Keywords:Final report ; Hardwood; drying; schedule; timber; blackbutt; jarrah; messmate; spotted gum; Victorian ash; KilnSched; drying model; Australia.
Live Archive:03 Apr 2012 05:35
Last Modified:16 Jun 2022 00:11

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