Radial variation in Kraft pulp yield and cellulose content in Eucalyptus globulus wood across three contrasting sites predicted by near infrared spectroscopy
Abstract:There is little published information on the variability of pulp yield within eucalypt stems. This is primarily due to the difficulty in measuring pulp yield in small samples, especially those obtained nondestructively. Thus, information of the effect of site, climate, and silviculture on pulp yield variability is lacking, minimizing its consideration in the economic optimization of pulpwood production. Near infrared spectroscopic measurement of pulp yield directly from intact wood surfaces at a small, radial sampling interval provides forest managers with opportunities to better understand and manage its sources of variability. Calibrations based on solid wood samples were constructed to describe radial variation in Kraft pulp yield and cellulose content using intact wood samples from
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: CRC Forestry and CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Private Bag 12, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001. 2: WAPRES P.O. Box 444, Manjimup, WA, 6258. 3: CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Private bag 10, Clayton, Victoria, 3168. 4: CSIRO Plant Industry, 306 Carmody Road, St Lucia, Queensland 4067.
Publication date: August 1, 2012
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