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dc.contributor.authorJolley, John Douglasen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-01T18:05:49Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-01T18:05:49Zen
dc.date.issued1977en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/64724en
dc.description.abstractThe feasibility of baling forest residues has been ascertained by examining three segments of the baling concept. These are: the in-woods evaluation of baling; the transportation aspects of the baling concept; and the utilization of baled forest residues for energy production at pulp and paper mills. The in-woods evaluation was accomplished by simulating and comparing two conventional systems and a baler equipped system on two stand types with the Harvesting Systems Simulator. The comparison demonstrated that a baler equipped system is a viable alternative to whole tree chipping for the recovery of forest residues. The baler equipped system has the advantages of less capital investment, less stringent operating requirements and the potential to generate more profits on stands of at least moderate timber sizes and moderate volumes of residue per acre. In the evaluation of the transportation aspects of baling the superior materials handling and hauling characteristics of baled material were disclosed. The uniform dimensions and high bulk densities of bales contribute to excellent loading, reloading and hauling capacities. Bales are also highly compatible with existing modes of transportation. The utilization of baled residues for energy production offers a potentially cheap and relatively accessible source of fuel for pulp and paper companies. Substantial savings can be obtained by substituting baled residues for coal or oil.en
dc.format.extentviii, 101 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 06389398en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1977.J645en
dc.titleAnalysis of the baling concept for increased fiber recovery on harvested forest sitesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentForestry and Forest Productsen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineForestry and Forest Productsen
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