Some of the recent projects
|1||Development of treatment technology for commercially important difficult to treat species||Mr. Ajmal Samani||2008-2011||Budget: Rs. 2.8 L; Spent: Rs. 2.68 L
The maximum retention was obtained with CCB followed by CCA, Borax Boric and ZiBOC.
|2||Health assessment of logs and converted timbers by vibration techniques||Dr. Y.M. Dubey||2008-2011||Budget: Rs. 2.24 L; Spent: Rs. 1.85 L
Ultrasound technique was shown to be a reliable tool for the quality assessment of timber.
|3||Wood quality assessment of selected candidates of Eucalyptus tereticornis of Australian origin||Dr. Y.M. Dubey||2008-2011||Budget: Rs. 8 L; Spent: Rs. 2.224 L
It was found that holocellulose can be used as a surrogate property for determining the lignin content.
|4||Development of quality wood composite from lops and tops of mixed plantation species||Mr. D.P. Khali||2008-2011||Budget: Rs. 2.42 L; Spent: Rs. 2.42 L|
|5||Development of Phenol- urea- formaldehyde (PUF) wood adhesives||Mr. D.P. Khali||2008-2011||Budget: Rs. 1.94 L; Spent: Rs. 1.87 L|
|6||Studies on the natural resistance of imported wood against insects and decay fungi in Indian environment (IWST)||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2008-12||Budget: Rs. 3.349 L; Spent: Rs. 3.349 L
Imported timbers from various origin /country were found nondurable in exterior ground conditions and hence were recommended not to be used without treatment.
|7||Fabrication and performance study of vacuum based wood dryer for fast and efficient drying of Indian timbers||Mr. N. K. Upreti||2008-2012||Budget: Rs. 5.713 L; Spent: Rs. 5.361 L
A convection heating based vacuum kiln has been developed indigenously for faster drying of timbers. A patent has been filed based on this work.
|8||Studies on the effect of number of coatings on Moisture Exclusion Effectiveness and gloss.||Dr. Kishan Kumar||2009-2011||Budget: Rs. 7.15 L; Spent: Rs. 6.66 L
The Moisture Exclusion Effectiveness of PU showed better values than shellac and a thickness effect was observed for both finishes.
|9||Studies on bending behaviour of glued laminates from finger jointed sections of commercial timbers.||Dr. Kishan Kumar||2009-2012||Budget: Rs. 3.97 L; Spent: Rs. 3.93 L
The study revealed the potential of P. deltoides in making laminated short beams.
|10||Studies on performance of ZiBOC treated imported wood in different agro climate conditions||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2009-2016||Budget: Rs. 6.0 L; Spent: Rs. 4.3 L
Imported timbers tested revealed nondurable nature and complete protection could be achieved through conventional and environ-safe preservatives in the field.
|11||Wood bending studies using vapor-phase ammonia treatment technique on wood species suitable for hockey blades.||Mr. N. K. Upreti||2010-2012||Budget: Rs. 2.03 L; Spent: Rs. 2.027 L
Species base meant for making hockey blades has been widened with ammonia based wood bending technology. A modular and portable treatment plant has also been developed under this project.
|12||Investigations into the role of length to pitch ratio of finger profiles on the flexural properties of finger jointed sections.||Dr. Kishan Kumar||2010-2013||Budget: Rs. 1.98 L; Spent: Rs. 1.974 L
L/P ratio is suggested to affect the flexural properties only when similar tip thicknesses are used for joining the sections
|13||Studies on the effect of fire retardant chemicals on glue shear strength of plywood.||Mr. Ajmal Samani||2010-2013||Budget: Rs. 2.2 L; Spent: Rs. 1.58 L
Seven fire retardant compositions were developed for the treatment of plywood and veneers that had minimum effect on glue shear strength. Plywood treated with four of these compositions passed Fire retardant and GSS test as per Indian standards.
|14||Heterogeneity study ‘between and within species’ using near infrared spectroscopy and assess wood quality.||Dr. Vimal Kothiyal||2010-2013||Budget: Rs. 8.21 L; Spent: Rs. 8.15 L
Identification methods were developed for plantation species like Eucalyptus, Shisham and poplar.
|15||Study on performance of treated timbers (ZiBOC, CCB & CCA) and their natural durability in cooling towers||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2010-2016||Budget: Rs. 9.63 L; Spent: Rs. 7.2 L
Imported timbers tested in prototype and industrial nature cooling towers exhibited severe deterioration without treatment while they could be substantially protected with conventional and eco-friendly preservatives.
|16||Study of drying stresses in wood during seasoning through non-destructive method.||Mr. Shailandra Kumar||2011-2013||Budget: Rs. 0.32669 L; Spent: Rs. 0.32669 L
It was found that the timing of stress reversal during drying may be determined by monitoring the rate of change of shrinkage in the tangential direction.
|17||Studies on the suitability of paper mulberry for plywood||Mr. D.P. Khali||2011-2014||Budget: Rs. 4.77 L; Spent: Rs. 2.24 L
Paper mulberry was found to be suitable for general purpose plywood and combiply with poplar and eucalyptus.
|18||Studies on the suitability of different combinations of veneers of plantation grown species for laminated veneer lumber (LVL).||Mr. D.P. Khali||2011-2014||Budget: Rs. 4.97 L; Spent: Rs. 3.35 L
Combi LVL using poplar and Eucalyptus was successfully prepared.
|19||Application of defects detection technique on standing trees.||Dr. Y. M. Dubey||2011-2014||Budget: Rs. 1.88 L; Spent: Rs. 1.32 L
A modified ultrasonic technique was shown to detect hollowness in logs and trees.
|20||Chemical modification of wood for durability improvements.||Mr. Ajmal Samani||2011-2015||Budget: Rs. 6.66 L; Spent: Rs. 3.72 L
Citric acid (CA) modification was successful in achieving 20 to 65% gains in Anti Swelling Efficiency (volumetric) of Populus deltoides wood and 14.5% to 40.91 % gains in Pinus roxburghii wood. Samples modified with CA also showed protection against Fungus and termites.
|21||Establishment of common facility cum training centre of value addition of bamboo products at FRI, Dehradun”.-Direct to consumer scheme||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2012-2013||Budget : Rs.9.05 lakhs; Spent: Rs. 9 L
A common facility center was established at FRI, where machines for basic bamboo processing were procured and housed for training and R&D for value addition of bamboo.
|22||Vacuum press drying studies on Melia composita||Mr. Shailendra Kumar||2012-2015||Budget: Rs. 3.35 L; Spent: Rs. 2.167 L
A schedule for drying M. composita using vacuum press drying has been developed.
|23||Study of effect of Nano-clay as filler on physical and mechanical properties of Plywood||Ms. Ismita Nautiyal||2012-2015||Budget: Rs. 2.5 L; Spent: Rs. 2.5 L
It was found that nano particles can improve the physical and mechanical properties of plywood.
|24||Refinement in vacuum timber dryer designed by FRI and its performance||Dr. N.K. Upreti||2012-2015||Budget: Rs. 1.56 L; Spent: Rs. 1.194 L
The earlier developed vacuum kiln has been refined for is better working.
|25||Development of composites of lops and tops of Melia composita||Mr. D.P. Khali||2012-2016||Budget: Rs. 3.97 L; Spent: Rs. 3.21 L
Particle boards and fibre boards using lop and tops of M. composita are being developed.
|26||To develop Medium Density Fiber Board (MDF) from lops and tops of poplar||Ms. Ismita Nautiyal||2012-2016||Budget: Rs. 7.35 L; Spent: Rs. 4.5 L
Positive results on using lops and tops of poplar in preparing MDF indicated that dependency on solid wood can be reduced.
|27||Studies on working quality and finishing aspects of Melia composita||Dr. Kishan Kumar||2012-2016||Budget: Rs. 9.0 L; Spent: Rs. 5.39 L
The study illustrated the superiority of lacquer and NC lacquer in restricting moisture entry into M. dubia wood substrate
|28||Studies on natural durability of plantation grown species with
conventional/ eco-friendly preservatives (ZiBOC)
|Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2012-2017||Budget : Rs. 8.08 L; Spent: Rs. 4.4 L
Melia composita, a nondurable wood could be completely protected by environ-safe preservative in ground exterior conditions.
|29||Wood durability improvement through non-conventional heat treatment (UCOST)||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2009 – 2012||Budget: Rs. 3.349 L; Spent: Rs. 3.349 L
Non conventional thermal treatments were used for durability improvement.
|30||Post harvest management for value addition of wood/bamboo for livelihood support of rural population(DST)||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2013-15||Budget: Rs. 3.5 L; Spent: Rs. 3.5 L
Post harvest fumigation technique for bamboo protection was successfully tested.
|31||Setting of Pilot scale facilities for destructured bamboo boards and its trial for technology (TFDC)||Mr. D. P. Khali||2013-2015||Budget: Rs. 11.4 L; Spent: Rs. 9.12 L
Board making through destructuring bamboo and other materials were demonstrated at TFDPC site. The final manual, work report along with study materials were also given to the funding agency.
|32||Establishment of Common Facility Center for Bamboo Processing Training & Research (BTSG-ICFRE)||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2013-16||Budget: Rs. 50 L; Spent: Rs. 50 L
Two components – one of training and other of R& D on value addition of bamboo were completed.
|33||Establishing a Common Facility Center at Hoshiarpur for Wood Industries and small scale Wood Workers in Punjab (PSAMB)||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2013-16||Budget: 31.1 L; Released Rs.7.20 Lakhs
The work is under progress, training was imparted, list of machines and specifications given.
|34||To study the suitability of combi-ply form Melia composita and poplar (UCOST)||Ms. Ismita Nautiyal||2013-16||Budget: Rs. 3.5 L; Spent: Rs. 3.0 L
The combination ply from these species are found to meet IS standards
|35||Integration of hybrid solar thermal energy storage system in a booster reflector augmented green house type solar timber dryer (DST)||Shailendra Kumar||2016-18||Rs. 10.8 L|
|36||Establishing a Common Facility Center at Hoshiarpur for Wood Industries and Small Scale Wood Workers in Punjab (PSAMB)||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2013-16||Rs. 31 L|
|37||Studies on natural durability of plantation grown species with conventional/ eco-friendly preservatives (Melia composita)||Dr. Sadhna Tripathi||2012-17||Rs. 8.08 L|
|38||Use of near infrared spectroscopy for rapid evaluation of physical and strength properties of Melia spp||Dr. Y.M. Dubey||2016-2018||Rs. 5.7 L|
|39||Effect of different adhesives on the bending strength of finger jointed Eucalyptus sections||Dr. Kishan Kumar||2016-2019||Rs. 14.08 L|
|40||Seasoning studies on important species of bamboos for handicrafts using Dehumidifier kiln and Vacuum kiln||Dr. N. K. Upreti||2017-2020||Rs. 7.75 lakhs|
|41||Studies on role of nano-fillers in wood composites and finger-jointed solid wood||Mrs. Ismita Nautiyal||2017-2020||24.5 Lakhs|
|42||Studies on the Radio Frequency Curing of adhesives in manufacturing of Plywood||D.P Khali||2017-2020||Rs. 15.90 Lakhs|
|43||Assessment of decay in trees by non destructive technique||Dr. Y.M.Dubey||2017-2018||Rs. 1.55 Lakhs|
|44||Exploratory Studies of Friction Induced Welding on Indian Wood Species for making Joints||Shailendra Kumar||2017-2021||Rs. 6.8 Lakhs|
|45||Modification of difficult to treat timbers by Microwave technique for improving impregnation of preservatives||Ajmal Samani||2017-2022||Rs.14.10 Lakhs|