International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 11 (2015)

Effect of moisture content on calorific value of some Nigerian soft wood


Odoh EE, Ugwuoke EC, Ihedioha OJ, Osondu LC, Ayogu VU

This work studied the effect of moisture content on the calorific value of some Nigeria soft wood. The Nigeria soft wood considered in this work includes Egbu, Uchakakiri, Akpu and Ube. The experiment was performed at Projects Development Institute, Enugu. The moisture content of 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% were used to determine the calorific value of the soft woods. The experiment showed that the calorific value of the softwood determined decreases with increasing moisture content. Calorific value at 10% moisture content of the wood considered was higher than other values. From the experiment the maximum calorific value obtained from the experiment was at 10% moisture content. It was also observed that Ube has lower calorific value at 20% moisture content.
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How to cite this article:
Odoh EE, Ugwuoke EC, Ihedioha OJ, Osondu LC, Ayogu VU. Effect of moisture content on calorific value of some Nigerian soft wood. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 379-381
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