INFLUENCE OF THE DRYNG TEMPERATURE IN THE HIGROSCOPICITY BEHAVIOR OF THE WOOD FROM Pinus elliotti Engelm

Miguel Antão Durlo About the author

ABSTRACT

This work deals with the higroscopicity of the wood of Pinus elliotti Engelm. after drying at different temperatures (50°C; 75°C, 100°C, 125°C and 150°C). After drying, the samples were submitted to distinct climate conditions, artificially maintained. By the observation of the equilibrium moisture content, established with the different climatic conditions, it was demonstrated that the drying temperature is inversely related to the higroscopicity in the analyzed material.

Keywords:
Pinus elliottii; drying; equilibrium moisture

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