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Study on the longitudinal permeability of oil palm wood


Choo, Adrian Cheng Yong and Md. Tahir, Paridah and Karimi, Alinaghi and Bakar, Edi Suhaimi and Abdan, Khalina and Ibrahim, Azmi and A. Bakar, Balkis Fatomer (2013) Study on the longitudinal permeability of oil palm wood. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (27). pp. 9405-9410. ISSN 0888-5885; ESSN: 1520-5045


In this research, variations in longitudinal permeability of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) wood were investigated. Panels were prepared from bark to pith with the study carried out on 3 parts of the transverse surface: outer, middle, and inner. Microscopic observations were done to determine the anatomical properties to establish its theoretical permeability using Poiseuille’s equation. Results showed that the middle part of the transverse surface of oil palm wood had the highest theoretical, water, and gas permeability values in the longitudinal direction followed by the inner and outer parts. A decrease in the length of samples resulted in an increase in the permeability of the samples. For all parts, theoretical permeability values were the highest followed by water and gas permeability Lower gas permeability values in comparison to water permeability indicates that oil palm wood is prone to drying defects and is more difficult to treat with chemicals after drying.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Forestry
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1021/ie4009259
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Keywords: Oil palm wood; Longitudinal permeability
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 09:43
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 09:43
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29165
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