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Official Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society

Table 4 Mean loss of moisture (as % of wood chip weight) in fractionated willow and fir chips after various microwave irradiation times (figures in brackets show those changes as % of initial moisture content)

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 3.21 (4.64) 8.57 (12.53)
3.15 1.18 (1.77) 4.30 (6.04) 8.73 (12.36) 14.95 (21.12)
8.0 1.24 (1.93) 4.42 (6.90) 9.29 (14.55) 15.84 (25.40)
16.0 2.43 (4.40) 4.67 (8.93) 10.78 (19.33) 17.11 (30.08)
31.5 11.26 (21.00)
Fir 0 3.77 (3.84) 9.16 (9.46)
3.15 1.65 (1.46) 4.39 (3.91) 10.81 (9.77) 18.23 (16.41)
8.0 1.51 (1.56) 5.47 (5.47) 11.95 (12.10) 19.17 (19.75)
16.0 2.80 (3.46) 5.89 (7.38) 11.62 (15.23) 19.57 (26.94)
31.5 11.04 (17.86)