Monoterpenes emitted to air from industrial barking of Scandinavian conifers
Journal article, 1993

Monoterpenes released to air were determined during single-log barking of timber at a saw-mill and during tumble drum barking of pulpwood at a TMP mill. Characteristic proportions of fourteen compounds were assessed by adsorbent sampling and gas chromatography. For Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), the bicylic monoterpenes alpha-pinene and 3-carene predominated. For Norway spruce (Picea abies), alpha-pinene followed by beta-pinene were the major components. The proportions of beta-phellandrene and myrcene from spruce were remarkably high from barking compared to wood processing. Environmental aspects on the emissions are discussed.


Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Göran Petersson

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Environmental Pollution

Vol. 79 215-218

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Analytical Chemistry

Forest Science

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