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Evaluation of an improved design for large-scale storage of wood chip and bark

Anerud, Erik and Eriksson, Anders (2021). Evaluation of an improved design for large-scale storage of wood chip and bark. Biomass and Bioenergy. 154 , 106255
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A developed bioeconomy needs better storage methods for wood chips and forest industry by-products, since increasing demands for more assortments, more storage will be necessary Today, solutions for coping with storage-related problems, such as dry matter losses and risk of self-ignition, are based on separating assortments into smaller piles and avoiding large-scale long-term storage of chips. A safe and efficient storage solution is needed to enable wood chip production all year round and not be limited to just-in-time production during the cold heating season when there is a large demand. This might result in a more robust system with larger buffer capacities, a less stressful working environment for chipping and transport contractors, and a better yearly machine utilisation. This study evaluated storage outcomes for wood chips and bark when using an improved storage design that created assortment separation using concrete walls and a semipermeable sheet for cover. The new design enabled efficient area utilisation and increased fire safety. The storage outcome was also improved in terms of moisture content, dry matter losses and temperature development compared to conventional open-air piles.

Authors/Creators:Anerud, Erik and Eriksson, Anders
Title:Evaluation of an improved design for large-scale storage of wood chip and bark
Series Name/Journal:Biomass and Bioenergy
Year of publishing :2021
Article number:106255
Number of Pages:7
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 209 Industrial Biotechnology > Bioenergy
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Wood Science
Keywords:Wood chip storage, Dry matter losses, Terminal storage
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Web of Science (WoS)000705972000002
ID Code:25979
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
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Deposited On:28 Oct 2021 12:25
Metadata Last Modified:28 Oct 2021 12:31

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