Investigating the generation of wood wastes from mechanical processing of two forest species

Carlos Eduardo Silveira da Silva, Carolina Nogueira Xavier, Amanda Arantes Junqueira, Osmar de Freitas Neves Junior, Paulo César Leal de Carvalho, Adriana Cazelgrandi Torres, Alexandre Monteiro de Carvalho
2022 Pesquisa Florestal Brasileira  
The circular saw is a tool commonly used for wood processing. It may be presented at different models. Considering their specificities, they can generate different amount of waste. The objective of this study was to evaluate the generation of waste from Tectona grandis L. f. and Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis, processed with two saws of the multiple type (48 and 36 teeth) and one of the universal type (28 teeth). The cutting process followed in grain direction into ninety samples, 15 for each
more » ... pecies and saw, until the sample was completely processed. The processing time was measured and the waste was collected in each operation. ANOVA and test of multiple comparison of averages were applied. The influence of the teeth number and type of saw on the amount of waste generated was verified. The universal saw was the one that generated the highest amount of waste. It reached up to 116% more than the multiple saw, that generated the lowest amount of waste (36 teeth). P. caribaea var. hondurensis generated 7% more waste and presented shorter processing time (22%), when compared to T. grandis.
doi:10.4336/2022.pfb.42e202002138 fatcat:esqstu7yqfdkzenm5spqbomioi