S. S. Hiziroglu

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The objective of this study was to determine some of the properties of experimental particleboard panels made from low-quality paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa). Chemical properties including holocellulose, cellulose, lignin contents, water solubility, and pH level of the wood were also analyzed. Three-layer experimental panels were manufactured with two(More)
In this study surface roughness of laboratoryand commercially manufactured medium density fiberboard (MDF) was evaluated using stylus and pneumatic methods. Surface roughness of wood composites plays an important role when panels are used as substrate for thin overlays or to have an acceptable finish for furniture units. Any irregularities on the surface(More)
This study investigates hydrolysis of cellulose from Eastern redcedar to glucose at high solids loading. Enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated redcedar was performed with 0.5 ml Accelerase® 1500/g glucan (46 FPU/g glucan) using dry solids loading from 2% to 20% (w/w). Rheological challenges observed at high solids loading were overcome by adding stainless(More)
This study investigated the effect of two wood zones (sapwood versus heartwood) and size reduction techniques [Crumbles® (Crumbles® is a registered trademark of Forest Concepts, LLC, Auburn, WA, USA) particles versus ground particles] on wood glucan-to-ethanol yield after acid bisulfite pretreatment and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF)(More)
This study investigates the potential for extracting sugars from the polysaccharides of Eastern redcedar. Pretreatment temperature, time, sulfuric acid loading, sodium bisulfite loading and impregnation time were varied using factorial treatment design experiments for identifying near optimal overall wood glucan-to-glucose yields during acid bisulfite(More)
The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of heat treatment and compression on the swelling and surface roughness of Southern red oak (Quercus falcate Michx.) and Southern pine (Pinus taeda L.). Specimens were exposed to temperature levels of 110 °C or 200 °C for 8 h before they were compressed using 2.5 MPa pressure for 5 min. Swelling values(More)
An analytical expression for the drying time of thin lumber is derived, based on a method presented in this study. The laws of moisture content change in wood as function of mass transfer are used for the theoretical approach. The diffusion equation for moisture content is set up for a three-dimensional block of lumber based on the assumption of uniform(More)
This study investigated resistance ofexperimental particleboard-chip panels manufactured from eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) to feeding by the wood-destroying eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermesjlavipes (Kollar). Eastern redcedar raw chips with or without foliage, and 2.5 by 2.5 by 1.3-cm rectangular blocks of single-layer or(More)
The present work demonstrates a high biomass content (i.e., up to 90% by weight) and moldable material by controlled covalent cross-linking of lignocellulosic particles by a thermoset through epoxide-hydroxyl reactions. As an example for lignocellulosic biomass, Eastern redcedar was employed. Using scanning fluorescence microscopy and vibrational(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate properties of experimental particleboard panels manufactured from wheat straw that had been pretreated with acetic anhydride, soapy solution, hot water, or steam. Wheat straw particles were mixed with commercially manufactured wood particles at a ratio of 60%. Control straw particleboards with non-treated straw(More)