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Title: Nondestructive estimation of wood chemical composition of sections of radial wood strips by diffuse reflectance near infrared spectroscopy

Author: Jones, P. David; Schimleck, Laurence R.; Peter, Gary F.; Daniels, Richard F.; Clark, Alexander;

Date: 2006

Source: Wood Sci. Technol., DOI 10.1007/s00226-006-0085-6

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The use of calibrated near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for predicting the chemical composition of Pirus taeda L. (loblolly pine) wood samples is investigated. Seventeen P. taeda radial strips, representing seven different sites were selected and NlR spectra were obtained from the radial longitudinal face of each strip. The spectra were obtained in 12.5 mm sections from predetermined positions that represented juvenile wood (close to pith), transition wood (zone between juvenile and mature wood), and mature wood (close to bark). For these sections, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin (acid soluble and insoluble), arabinan, galactan, glucan, mannan, and xylan contents were determined by standard analytical chemistry methods. Calibrations were developed for each chemical constituent using the NIR spectra, wood chemistry data and partial least squares (PLS) regression. Relationships were variable with the best results being obtained for cellulose, glucan, xylan, mannan, and lignin. Prediction errors were high and may be a consequence of the diverse origins of the samples in the test set. Further research with a larger number of samples is required to determine if prediction errors can be reduced.

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Jones, P. David; Schimleck, Laurence R.; Peter, Gary F.; Daniels, Richard F.; Clark, Alexander 2006. Nondestructive estimation of wood chemical composition of sections of radial wood strips by diffuse reflectance near infrared spectroscopy. Wood Sci. Technol., DOI 10.1007/s00226-006-0085-6

 


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