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Official Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society

Table 3 The average values of initial moisture content (%) for the considered fraction of willow and fir chips (before irradiation)

From: Effects of microwave irradiation on the moisture content of various wood chip fractions obtained from different tree species

Species Sieve size, mm Time, s
30 60 120 180
Willow 0 69.25 68.37
3.15 66.50 71.17 70.61 70.78
8.0 64.25 64.03 63.85 62.35
16.0 55.26 52.30 55.76 56.89
31.5 53.60
Fir 0 98.13 96.76
3.15 113.00 112.37 110.67 111.12
8.0 97.07 100.00 98.75 97.05
16.0 80.83 79.76 76.29 72.63
31.5 61.81
  1. The irradiation times were 30, 60, 120 and 180 s