Novelties in Wood Engineering and Forestry—2nd Edition

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2025 | Viewed by 545

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Department of Wood Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500036 Brasov, Romania
Interests: wood composite material; lighter wood particles; the physics of wood; the quality of composites
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Wood Processing and Design of Wooden Products, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500036 Brasov, Romania
Interests: wood science; non-human forest products; dendrocronology; classification and exploitation of forest resources

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Department of Wood Processing and Design od Wood Products, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500036 Brasov, Romania
Interests: furniture; lignocellulosic composites; wood; design; wood civilization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will deal with various aspects of forestry and wood processing. In particular, in the field of forestry, the Special Issue invites research on woody biomass applications, the main products and byproducts of forests, log exploitation, the primary processing of round wood, and the quality of exploited wood. Regarding the wood processing part, this Special Issue will receive works on cutting round wood from timber and veneers; wood processing to create furniture, parquet, doors and windows; wood biomass including briquettes and pellets; the thermochemical treatment of wood; antique wood; finishing processes; the restoration of cultural heritage objects; and wood-based composites.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Forest byproducts;
  • Primary log processing;
  • Timber and veneer technologies;
  • Furniture, parquet, and door technologies;
  • Briquettes and pellets;
  • Wood finishing and coatings;
  • Wood restoration, preservation, and conservation;
  • The thermochemical treatment of wood;
  • Wood composites;
  • Wooden cultural heritage objects;
  • Antique wood.

Prof. Dr. Aurel Lunguleasa
Prof. Dr. Florin Dinulica
Prof. Dr. Camelia Cosereanu
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Keywords

  • woody biomass
  • forest byproducts
  • timber
  • veneer
  • furniture
  • briquettes
  • pellets
  • wooden cultural heritage object
  • wood restoration

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Article
Pellets Obtained from the Husks of Sunflower Seeds and Beech Sawdust for Comparison
by Aurel Lunguleasa, Alin Olarescu and Cosmin Spirchez
Forests 2024, 15(6), 902; https://doi.org/10.3390/f15060902 - 23 May 2024
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The energetic fossil resources of the world have decreased drastically in recent decades, and the quick and efficient solution to replace them is to use renewable biomass resources. This category also includes vegetable biomass, and within it, sunflower seed shells have an important [...] Read more.
The energetic fossil resources of the world have decreased drastically in recent decades, and the quick and efficient solution to replace them is to use renewable biomass resources. This category also includes vegetable biomass, and within it, sunflower seed shells have an important contribution. The present work aimed to analyze the pellets obtained from the husks of sunflower seeds, as lignocellulosic biomass resulting from the production of edible oil, and for comparison, some pellets from beech sawdust were used. The main physical properties (such as moisture content, density, coefficient of densification, etc.), mechanical properties (such as shear strength) and calorific properties (high and low calorific value, calorific density, volatile content and ash content) were determined and statistically analyzed. As the main element of comparison of these types of pellets, the pellets obtained from beech sawdust were used. For the comparison of the pellets obtained from the husks of sunflower seeds, especially to observe their differences compared to the torrefied pellets, charcoal was chosen. The conclusions highlighted the fact that sunflower seed husks are an important source of biomass that can be used to obtain lignocellulosic pellets, and the torrefied pellets obtained from these husks are comparable with the energetic value of charcoal. Full article
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