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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2022

Investigating the drying characteristics of Anthocephalus chinensis (Lam.) A. Rich ex Walp wood

Ghosh, Devashish Kumar; Islam, Md. Azharul; Ghosh, Rupak Kumar; Mazumdar, Santosh; Das, Atanu Kumar


Anthocephalus chinensis (Lam.) A. Rich ex Walp is widely used as raw materials in particleboard and match in-dustries in Bangladesh. The current study aimed to identify the drying characteristics of A. Chinensis wood for succeeding industrial usages. A compartment kiln dryer (heat and vent dryer) was used in this study. The drying characteristics and drying quality of A. Chinensis wood were measured. The boards reached 6-10% moisture content in 13 days from their green condition. The total proportions of the check, twist, and collapse in boards were 22.5, 32.5, and 7.3%, respectively. The volumetric shrinkage was 21.67%. Based on this study, further study may help to develop a complete drying schedule of A. Chinensis wood with fewer drying defects for application at industrial level.


Kiln drying; A. chinensis; Drying schedule; Drying defect; Drying quality

Published in

2022, volume: 8, number: 8, article number: e10360

Authors' information

Ghosh, Devashish Kumar
Khulna University
Islam, Md. Azharul
Khulna University
Ghosh, Rupak Kumar
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)
Mazumdar, Santosh
University of Chittagong
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

UKÄ Subject classification

Wood Science

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