Prediction of wood species and pulp brightness from roundwood measurements
2005 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis presents a number of studies, where a multivariate approach was taken to construct models that predict wood species and thermo mechanical pulp brightness from roundwood of Norway spruce and Scots pine. The first and second studies produced multivariate prediction models for wood species from the bark of spruce and pine. These models can be used for wood species classification and would replace the manual log assessment that takes place today. Principal Component Analysis, PCA, and Partial least squares projections to Latent Structures, PLS, were used to predict the wood species from multivariate measurements recorded from the bark of spruce and pine. Two different kinds of measurements were employed, near-infrared spectroscopy and digital imaging. Both methods showed that it was possible to predict the wood species with a high accuracy.
The third and fourth studies of the thesis are related to the wood storage of roundwood and the deterioration of wood that occurs during the storage. The third study used an experimental design with five storage factors that provided different conditions for the analysed wood. The experimental design made it possible to identify the factors and the interaction between factors, which were important for the ISO brightness of peroxide and dithionite bleached thermo mechanical pulp, TMP. The final study of the thesis used NIR spectroscopy for predicting the ISO brightness of bleached TMP. Spectra recorded from stored wood were used to construct PLS prediction models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Kemi , 2005. , 72 p.
Design of Experiments, ISO brightness, Multivariate Image Analysis, Multivariate Modelling, NIR spectroscopy, Norway spruce, PCA, PLS, Roundwood, Scots pine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-605ISBN: 91-7305-959-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-605DiVA: diva2:143949
2005-10-28, KB3A9, KBC, Umeå Universitet, SE-90187, Umeå, 10:00 (English)
Edlund, UlfSjöström, Michael
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