Comparison of the saturated salt and dynamic vapor sorption methods in obtaining the sorption properties of Pinus pinea L.
2017 (English)In: European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, ISSN 0018-3768, E-ISSN 1436-736XArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Several methods are available for obtaining the sorption isotherms of wood. Among these, the saturated salt and dynamic vapor sorption methods are the most frequently used ones. For the first time, the hygroscopic response of wood obtained using these two methods is compared. This is done by determining the 35 and 50°C adsorption isotherms of juvenile and mature wood of Pinus pinea L. The hygroscopic behavior of the two types of wood is different, as the mature wood has a higher moisture content than the juvenile wood in the isotherms studied. Comparison of the static saturated salt method and dynamic vapor sorption shows few significant differences between the equilibrium moisture content obtained by each method during the adsorption process, both in a point by point comparison and in the comparison of quadratic polynomial forms of the Guggenheim Anderson-de Boer model. Moreover, in both methods the point of relative humidity from which multilayer sorption predominates over monolayer sorption is similar.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60657DOI: 10.1007/s00107-016-1155-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60657DiVA: diva2:1073713