Chemical characteristics of wood residues and implications for utilization
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Rick G. Kelsey; Fred Shafizadeh
Publication Year: 1981

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  • residue utilization
  • wood composition
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ANNOTATION: In the Northern Rocky Mountains, where dry or cold conditions predominate, woody residues remain sound without visual signs of decomposition for many years. The chemical composition of this weathered material does not change significantly and it can be utilized like greenwood. Since wood and woody residues are heterogeneous there are two basic approaches to its chemical utilization: (1) whole wood processing and (2) separation of the heterogeneous components followed by processing. The chemical utilization of woody residues is almost limitless, the major barrier being economics rather than technology.

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Kelsey, Rick G.; Shafizadeh, Fred. 1981. Chemical characteristics of wood residues and implications for utilization. Pages 203-211 In: Harvesting and utilization opportunities for forest residues in the northern Rocky Mountains: Symposium Proceedings 1979; November 28-30, 1979, Missoula, MT. General Technical Report GTR-INT-110. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.