Dehumidification kiln-drying of red oak lumber resulted in the corrosion of cooling coils in a laboratory kiln. Cooling coils in industrial kilns protected by anti-corrosion finishes did not exhibit any signs of corrosion. Laboratory kiln-drying condensates were characterized by a bluish tinge and produced blue crystals upon evaporation. X-ray diffraction analysis of the kiln condensate blue crystals identified them as copper acetate monohydrate. This identification was further supported by Fourier transform infrared and UV-visible spectra of condensate crystals.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Forest Products Journal|
|State||Published - Sep 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Plant Science