BACKGROUND Hot water hydrolysis process is commercially applied for treating wood chips prior to pulping or wood pellet production, while it produces hydrolysis liquor as a by-product. Since the hydrolysis liquor is dilute, the production of value-added materials from it would be challenging. RESULTS In this study, acidification was proposed as a viable… (More)
It is proposed to use irregularity, the scale invariant index based on the ideas of fractal geometry to assess the spatial features of font drawings. The index is sensitive to the shape of characters in the font, which affects text legibility. Preliminary results have shown promising application of the proposed index for classifying fonts by reading speeds.