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2002
Volume 5
Issue 2
Topic:
Wood Technology
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Guzenda R. , Olek W. 2002. CRITERIA OF KILN SELECTION FOR DRYING GREEN TIMBER OF FAST GROWING SPECIES, EJPAU 5(2), #02.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume5/issue2/wood/abs-02.html

CRITERIA OF KILN SELECTION FOR DRYING GREEN TIMBER OF FAST GROWING SPECIES

Ryszard Guzenda, Wies│aw Olek

 

ABSTRACT



Green timber of Polish fast growing hardwood species is characterized by the high initial moisture content exceeding even 200%. Therefore, during the kiln drying of the timber high capacities of kiln heaters are required. The paper presents a set of problems, which may occur during the drying. A practical example of kiln drying of green poplar timber is discussed. The criteria for the proper kiln selection are given.

Key words: fast growing hardwood species, poplar wood, kiln drying, kiln malfunctions.