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Wood - a carbon depot

Igor Lipušček and Vesna Tišler (2003) Wood - a carbon depot. Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva (71). pp. 71-89. ISSN 0351-3114

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    The article examines the global movement of carbon dioxide, the most important greenhouse gas due to its large quantities. We studied the carbon cycle with possibilities of its extension, and analysed the mechanisms that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and bind it into solid substances for a longer period of time. The focus was on carbon dioxide sink into biomass and carbon deposit in wood. On the basis of wood component data and chemical analysis of the components, we calculated the share of carbon in wood and the equivalent quantity of carbon dioxide used in the process of photosynthesis for formation of 1.0 kg of wood matter. It was established that in the process of photosynthesis, approximately 1.8 kg of carbon dioxide is used on average from the atmosphere to form 1 kg of absolutely dry wood.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: carbon cycle, carbon dioxide, carbon sink, wood
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID= 1122441
    Item ID: 293
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 09:36
    Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 09:36
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/293

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