Properties of Shredded Wood Pallets
White, Marshall S.
McLeod, John A., II
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About 321 million wooden pallets are repaired every year in the United States. During the pallet repair process, unusable pallets are ground into mulch that is often used for animal bedding or other sensitive applications. The objective of the research conducted for this paper was to characterize the physical and chemical properties of wood particles produced from mechanically-ground, discarded wooden pallets with the goal of identifying known contaminants.