Wood: Types, Properties, and Uses


Lorenzo F. Botannini (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology

Wood is the most accessible and renewable material used by humankind during its history. Today, the consumption of wood exceeds all other known materials. The industry of various products made of wood grows continuously. This new book reviews research on hydrothermal treatment and modification of wood in the drying and impregnation process; the decomposition of coarse woody debris as an important component of the carbon cycle and biodivesity of forest ecosystems; and the potential of agroforestry as a carbon sequestration strategy. Also discussed is the importance of fossil woods, types of preservation, and their significance in reconstructing the palaeo-climatology and paleo-environment of a region as well as the limitation in identifying the fossil woods.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Hydrothermal Treatment and Modification of Wood: Drying & Impregnation;pp. 1-48
(V.P. Kozhin, N.M. Gorbachev, A.V. Luikov Heat & Mass Transfer Institute National Academy of Sciences of Belarus)

The Deep Decomposition of Wood: Light Products of Electron-Beam Fragmentation;pp. 49-79
(A.V. Ponomarev, B.G. Ershov, A.N.Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation)

Biomass for Domestic & Agro Industrial Applications;pp. 81-109
(N.L.Panwar, Department of Renewable Energy Sources, College of Technology and Engineering, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Rajasthan, India)

Above-Ground Wood Biomass and Nutrients in Brazilian Woody Species and Eucalyptus Plantations;pp. 111-131
(Marcela C. Pagano, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil)

Fungal Decomposition of Beech Coarse Woody Debris in a Temperate Forest Ecosystem;pp. 133-149
(Yu Fukasawa, Takashi Osono, Hiroshi Takeda, Totoro Fund, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, and others)

Effective Rainfall Seasons for Early and Late Wood Formation of Chinese Pine and Black Locust in the Loess Plateau, China;pp. 151-168
(Satomi Koretsune, Kenji Fukuda, Zhaoyang Chang, Fuchen Shi, Atsushi Ishida, Department of Natural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa City, Chiba, Japan, and others)

Fossil Wood: A Key to the Past;pp. 169-180
(B. Ajaykumar, Shijo Joseph, P.C. Abhilash, Mahesh Mohan, K. Anitha, A. P. Thomas, School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India, and others)

Plastic Moldable Pine Fiber by Benzylation;pp. 181-192
(Armando G. McDonald, Lina Ma, Department of Forest Products, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA)

High strength phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin impregnated wood: Fundamental analysis and future applications;pp. 193-203
(Md. Iftekhar Shams and Hiroyuki Yano, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Uji, Gokasho, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan)

Crystallization and melting behaviour of Polypropylene / Wood flour composites;pp. 205-232
(R. Bouza, C. Marco, G. Ellis, Z. Martín, M.A. Gómez, L. Barral, 1 Dept. of Physics, E.U.P. Ferrol, Universidad de A Coruña, Avda 19 de Febrero s/n, 15405 Ferrol, Spain and others)


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