Release and measurement of VOC emissions from lumber kilns

Terrance E. Conners, Hui Yan, Sujit Banerjee

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Abstract

The release of turpentine and methanol from drying softwood lumber has been measured in full-scale experiments. VOC concentrations taken within the kiln headspace were very uniform, which allowed the total VOC release to be estimated without knowledge of the airflow. The mechanism proposed for turpentine emissions from lumber comprises three components: release of turpentine from the surface layer of water on the wood, water-mediated transport of turpentine from the wood interior to the surface, and evaporation during the falling rate period. Full-scale VOC releases from lumber can be predicted from laboratory work on sawdust, indicating that the mechanism is independent of the type of furnish.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTAPPI International Environmental, Health and Safety Conference and Exhibit
Pages9-13
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 TAPPI International Environmental, Health and Safety Conference and Exhibit - Charlotte, NC, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2001Apr 25 2001

Publication series

NameTAPPI International Environmental, Health and Safety Conference and Exhibit

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 2001 TAPPI International Environmental, Health and Safety Conference and Exhibit
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCharlotte, NC
Period4/22/014/25/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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