Describing the history and state-of-the-art of the thermo-hydrous manipulation of wood, this book provides either a desk reference or a field manual of wood science. It examines the polymeric components of wood and its multilevel hierarchical structure that confer its unique general-purpose character and faculty for transformation. Exceeding all ot
Generalities and Fundamental Laws. Closed Systems and General Thermodynamic Relations. Balances of Extensive Entities. Open Systems in Steady-State Operation. Thermodynamic Properties of Matter. Mixture of Ideal or Perfect Gases. Mixtures of a Gas with a Condensable Substance. Thermodynamic Processes and Diagrams. Simple Examples of Application of the First and Second Laws. Energy and Exergy Analyses (Thermomechanical Processes). Combustion. Examples of Applications From ChaptersThermodynamic Cycles. Applications: Examples from Chapters. Linear Thermodynamics of Irreversible Phenomena.