Workson Siwale

Workson Siwale
The Copperbelt University · School of Natural Resources

MSc

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Introduction
Workson Siwale is a Lecturer / Researcher at Copperbelt University in Zambia. He holds an MSc Degree from University of Eastern Finland in Wood Material Science specializing in Biorefining of Biomass Materials and a BSc Degree in Wood Science and Technology from the Copperbelt University in Zambia. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental and Energy Systems at Karlstad University in Sweden. His PhD research focuses on the production, storage and use of biofuel wood pellets.
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August 2016 - August 2017
The Copperbelt University
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (8)
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Fuel wood pellets have the tendency of undergoing self-heating and off-gassing during storage and transportation. Self-heating can lead to spontaneous combustion and cause fires while toxic gasses such as carbon monoxide and some volatile organic compounds released due to offgassing are a human health and environmental hazard. Previous research sug...
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Off-gassing and self-heating are the major challenges when it comes to transportation and storage of wood pellets. The heat generated due to self-heating poses a fire risk while off-gassing of toxic gasses such as carbon monoxide (CO) and some volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is an environmental and human health risk. With the increase in producti...
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This study aimed to identify and quantify phenolic and resin acid extractive compounds in Scots pine stemwood and sawmill residues in four climatic regions of Finland to evaluate their most optimal sources for bio-based chemical biorefining and bioenergy products. The sample consisted of 140 trees from 28 stands, and sawdust lots from 11 log stands...
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Rapid population growth and rural-urban migration amidst limited job opportunities lead to overexploitation of forest reserves. In this study, Zambia’s Mwekera national forest reserve was used to quantify processes of land-cover change based on remote sensing data. The study also tested the effectiveness of remote sensing data in monitoring land us...
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Rapid population growth and rural-urban migration amidst limited job opportunities lead to overexploitation of forest reserves. In this study, Zambia's Mwekera national forest reserve was used to quantify processes of land-cover change based on remote sensing data. The study also tested the effectiveness of remote sensing data in monitoring land us...
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Birch wood demonstrates a multitude of interesting chemical extractives with techno-chemical benefits or bioactive effects. They provide potential functionalities for several types of industrial chemicals, such as wood adhesives, paints or wood protection agents, plant-protective products, detergents, cosmetics, beverages, and pharmaceutical or nut...
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Birch wood demonstrates a multitude of interesting chemical extractives with techno-chemical benefits or bioactive effects. They provide potential functionalities for several types of industrial chemicals, such as wood adhesives, paints or wood protection agents, plant-protective products, detergents, cosmetics, beverages, and pharmaceutical or nut...
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Scots pine is the main tree species in Finnish forests making it the country’s most abundant source of forest lignocellulosic biomass. The traditional industrial use of Scots pine wood has been in miscellaneous sawn timber products and as raw material in wood-based panels, pulp, paper and paperboard industries. With much attention been paid on the...

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