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Efficiency of using solid wood fuels in maple syrup evaporatorsAuthor(s): Lawrence D. Garrett
Source: Res. Pap. NE-486. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 10p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA study of commercial, wood-fired evaporators revealed that normal expected thermal efficiencies are between 35 and 50 percent. The moisture content and quality of wood fuels used and the design and method of firing the evaporator are critical in determining evaporator efficiency and the economic implications of using wood.
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CitationGarrett, Lawrence D. 1981. Efficiency of using solid wood fuels in maple syrup evaporators. Res. Pap. NE-486. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 10p.
KeywordsMaple syrup production, processing, economics of processing, costs of processing
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