United States Department of Agriculture
Author(s):Daniel M. Johnson; Frederick C. Meinzer; David R. Woodruff; Katherine A. McCullohYear:2009Keywords:cavitation, drought stress, transpiration, water potentialSource:Plant, Cell and Environment
Size reduction homogenizes the bulk biomass and facilitates downstream feedstock handling, transportation, and storage. Effects of feeding rate, mill-type (hammer and knife mill), screen size, and moisture content on comminution energy consumption of commercial Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) pulp chips were quantified. The resulting particles...