capillary drying

capillary drying

[′kap·ə‚ler·ē ′drī·iŋ]
(engineering)
Progressive removal of moisture from a porous solid mass by surface evaporation followed by capillary movement of more moisture to the drying surface from the moist inner region, until the surface and core stabilize at the same moisture concentration.
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The results show that during the capillary drying phase (moisture content > 55%) time is more important than temperature.
The third series investigated capillary drying on thicker standard dimension boards.
The results in the capillary phase study (Table 4), support earlier findings where time had a larger influence than temperature on the color of birch in the capillary drying phase (Sundqvist 2000).
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