Kiln-drying of Lumber

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 326 pages
"This book describes the fundamental basis of kiln-drying technology, enabling forest companies to improve their drying operations as high-quality timbers become scarcer and former wasteful practices can no longer be tolerated. It covers wood structure, moisture in wood, moisture movement and stress development on kiln-seasoning lumber boards. The emphasis on general principles, rather than specific procedures, enables the reader to apply these principles to any species of interest. Experience from Europe, North America and Australia is drawn upon in this book."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

The Structure of Wood
1
WoodWater Relationships
23
Evaporation and Humidification
43
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