Co-operative Research Centre for Wood innovation (CRC), Melbourne, Australia
MICROWAVE WOOD PROCESSING
High intensity microwave treatment are capable of creating changes in wood structure, and can increase wood permeability by up to several thousand fold.
CRC research applications involve adjusting the intensity of microwave energy supplied to control the number of microvoids, their dimensions and distribution. In this way selective microwave modification protocols to suit different applications are developed.
Research Team: Prof. Peter Vinden, Dr. Grigory Torgovnikov Jeff Hann, Alex Shaginov and Philip Blackwell and Mirza Mekhtiev