Drying modelling of chilean coigue. Part 2. Experimental results Modelación del secado convencional de coigüe. Parte 2: Resultados experimentales

Broche, W; Ananias, R.A.; Salinas, C; Ruiz, P


A one-dimensional phenomenological wood drying model is used to describe the conventional drying kinetic of Chilean coigüe Nothofagus dombeyi. The model is based on a global mass transfer coefficient (Kx), it consists of a system of four 1 st order coupled partial differential equations and is finite differenced and solved like a initial value problem. In order to determine K X four drying cycles were performed varying the wood thickness and the drying air velocity. The model suitably predicted the humidity transient behavior during the coigüe wood drying. K X varied with the wood thickness but not with the air velocity. The value of this coefficient oscillated between 1,87 · 10 -5 and 3,37 · 10 -5 kg/ m 2s. © 2007 Universidad del Bío-Bío.

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Volumen: 4
Número: 1
Editorial: UNIV BIO-BIO
Fecha de publicación: 2002
Página de inicio: 69
Página final: 76
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