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Title

Calorific values of the volatile pyrolysis products of wood
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): J. J. Brenden
Publication Year: 1967

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • char
  • combustion
  • decay
  • forest products
  • heat
  • humidity
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • statistical analysis
  • volatilization
  • wood
  • wood properties
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 34534
Tall Timbers Record Number: 8773
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

As a part of the continuing fire research programme of the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory, a method was developed which allows direct calculation of the heat combustion of volatile pyrolysis products as the difference between the heat of combustion of unpyrolysed wood and the heat of combustion of the residual char left after partial pyrolysis. This method was used to determine the calorific value of the volatile products of partially pyrolysed wood in which the volatilization of the wood ranges from about 15 per cent to about 85 per cent.

Citation:
Brenden, J. J. 1967. Calorific values of the volatile pyrolysis products of wood. Combustion and Flame, v. 11, p. 437-439.