MEMBER Forest Operations;

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MEMBER Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts; Wood Products;

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35.00 $ (CAD)


In 1996, FERIC undertook a project to monitor the quality of pulp produced from spruce and aspen logs exhibiting various degrees of burn damage. The logs were collected, weighed, debarked using either a ring or bin debarker, and chipped; the chip furnishes produced were the weighed. In addition, several heavily burned, white spruce logs were chipped without being debarked. Samples of chips were screened and optically sorted to remove bark and charcoal, and the various chip fractions were weighed. The bark and charcoal content and size distribution of chips were determined at each stage. The percentage of chips recovered at each stage and the costs associated with chip production were determined. Also, the costs associated with operating a woodroom and satellite facility to chip burned logs during summer and winter conditions were estimated and compared.


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