Skip to Main Content
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
PDF: Download Publication (1.49 MB)
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.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
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
- A cost analysis: processing maple syrup products
- A system dynamic model to estimate hydrological processes and water use in a eucalypt plantation
- Microwave drying of wood strands
XML: View XML