Calentamiento por radiofrecuencia para esterilizar pinus radiata como material para embalajes. Parte 1: Tiempo total de tratamiento


  • Héctor Esquivel-Reyes
  • Víctor Sepúlveda-Villarroel
  • José Torres-Mella
  • Linette Salvo-Sepúlveda
  • Carlos Salinas-Lira
  • Rubén A. Ananias


Heat treatment, high frequency, radiata pine, sterilization, wood packaging material


In this work the total heating time was studied using radio frequency to sterilize wood packaging material of Pinus radiata, through the conditions 56 ° C and 60 ° C for 30 and 1 minutes respectively, according to international phytosanitary norms. The experimental tests were carried out in a laboratory radiofrequency equipment of 3 m3 capacity. The heating time was determined and prediction models were developed, depending on the thickness, plaque separation and wood loading volume, with confidence levels above 90%. The results showed that the total time of radiofrequency sterilization was greater in the surface of the pile and were statistically similar under both treatment conditions.


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Esquivel-Reyes, H., Sepúlveda-Villarroel, V., Torres-Mella, J., Salvo-Sepúlveda, L., Salinas-Lira, C., & A. Ananias, R. (2018). Calentamiento por radiofrecuencia para esterilizar pinus radiata como material para embalajes. Parte 1: Tiempo total de tratamiento. Maderas-Cienc Tecnol, 20(4), 543–552. Retrieved from