Accession Number : ADP003440

Title :   Water-Vapor Sorption by Woods of High Extractive Content,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV CARBONDALE DEPT OF FORESTRY

Personal Author(s) : Spalt,H. A.

Report Date : 29 OCT 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The state-of-the-art of water-vapor sorption by high-extractive woods is reviewed. Woods of high extractive content exhibit lower EMC and shrinkage at room temperature but high shrinkage and collapse at high temperatures in kiln drying. Desorption of extractives is offered as the cause of this behavior but more research in extractive mobility is needed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Wood, *Moisture content, Sorption, Shrinkage, Desorption, Drying, Furnaces, Symposia, High temperature, Room temperature

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE