Moisture Content in Forest Residues: an Insight on Sampling Methods and Procedures

Moisture Content in Forest Residues: an Insight on Sampling Methods and Procedures Curr Forestry Rep (2017) 3:202–212 DOI 10.1007/s40725-017-0060-5 WOOD STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (S HIZIROGLU, SECTION EDITOR) Moisture Content in Forest Residues: an Insight on Sampling Methods and Procedures 1 2 Anil Raj Kizha & Han-Sup Han Published online: 26 April 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract sampling would be preferred in field experiments and could Purpose of Review Taking moisture content samples from detect moisture content variation within layers of the pile. forest residue stack piles has been a challenge due to numer- Attempts were also made to determine the situations in which ous factors such as varying shapes of piles, difference in ma- each of these sampling methods could be adopted. terial types, and financial constraint of the research. Summary This study could assist researchers set up their ex- Additionally, there has been no standard sampling procedure perimental designs and provide insight for handling potential set for the task encompassing the various constraints, especial- challenges during data collection. ly in-wood conditions. For these reasons, samples taken from forest residue piles may not accurately represent the average . . . Keywords Bioenergy Data collection Renewable energy moisture content of the population. This study attempts to . . Slash piles Current Forestry Reports Springer Journals

Moisture Content in Forest Residues: an Insight on Sampling Methods and Procedures

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