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This report presents one method for systematically estimating heat consumption in a dry kiln. The basis for evaluating heat use is presented along with a description of the specific elements of heat consumption. All necessary physical relationships are described in detail for those who wish to employ them. One point of interest here is the fact that the system described will readily lend itself to the construction of a mathematical model.
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Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station
Wood Science and Pulp, Paper Technology
Shottafer, J.E., and C.E. Shuler. 1976. Estimating heat consumption in kiln drying lumber. Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 73.