Equilibrium Moisture Content of Wood At High Temperatures


  • William T. Simpson
  • Howard N. Rosen


Equilibrium moisture content, relative humidity, dryer control, high-temperature drying


In answer to increased interest in using high-temperature (above 212 F) drying of wood, a method is described to extrapolate low-temperature equilibrium moisture content (EMC) data to high temperatures. The results are compared with data in the literature, and EMC data from 212 F to 300 F are presented in a form useful for kiln control as well as for other uses.


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