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Steaming of Red Oak Prior to Kiln-Drying: Effects on Moisture MovementAuthor(s): Robert A. Harris; James G. Schroeder; Stan C. Addis
Source: ForestProducts Journal. 39(11/12): 70-72.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionRed oak boards were steamed prior to kiln-drying to determine the effect of steaming on initial moisture content (MC), moisture distribution, and drying rate. Four hours of steaming in a saturated steam atmosphere caused a drop of approximately 10 percent in initial MC, a reduced moisture gradient through the thickness of the boards, and an increase in drying rate during the early stages of kiln-drying, when compared to unsteamed oak boards.
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CitationHarris, Robert A.; Schroeder, James G.; Addis, Stan C. 1989. Steaming of Red Oak Prior to Kiln-Drying: Effects on Moisture Movement. ForestProducts Journal. 39(11/12): 70-72.
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