Radio frequency heating times for sterilization radiata pine solid piles
H Esquivel, V Sepúlveda, J Torres, L Salvo, R A Ananías
In this work was sterilized wood packaging material of radiata pine, stacked as solid piles without stickers, for determining the heating times using radiofrequency treatment. The experiments were performed in a radio frequency semi-industrial equipment. The results showed that the radio frequency heating times increases with wood volume and that radio frequency treatments were faster than conventional vapour heat treatment.
Keywords: heating time, heat treatment, high frequency, Pinus radiata, wood packaging material