Joule Heating Publications


Nursultanov, N., Heffernan, W. J. B., Herel van, M. J. W. M. R., Nijdam, J.J. (2019). Computational calculation of temperature and electrical resistance to control Joule heating of green Pinus radiata logs. Journal Applied Thermal Engineering.

Heffernan, W.J.B. (2013) Practical application of Joule heating to the sterilization of plantation grown Pinus radiata logs. Electricity Engineers’ Association Conference, New Zealand.

Nursultanov, N.; Altaner, C.; Heffernan, W. J. B. (2017). Effect of temperature on electrical conductivity of green sapwood of Pinus radiata (radiata pine). Wood Science and Technology, 2017, 51(4):795–809.

Nursultanov, N. (2018). Joule heating of green Pinus radiata logs for phytosanitary purposes: An in-depth investigation by experimentation and computational modelling. PhD Thesis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Thesis embargoed until 27th June 2020

Pawson, S.M.; Bader, M.K.F; Brockerhoff, E.G.; Heffernan, W.J.B.; Kerr, J.L.; O’Connor, B. (2018). Quantifying the thermal tolerance of wood borers and bark beetles for the development of Joule heating as a novel phytosanitary treatment of pine logs. Journal of Pest Science, July 2018.

William J.B. Heffernan; Nurzhan Nursultanov; Ryan van Herel; Thomas Smart. (2018). Joule heating of logs for phytosanitary purposes and timber processing pre-treatment. Advanced Materials Letters, Volume 9, Issue 11, November 2018, pp. 767-775.

Patent Application, Wood heating system and method, PCT/NZ20187/050029

Smart, T. Determining the Distribution of Power Dissipation and Conductivity during Joule Heating of Pinus radiata Logs. Ongoing PhD research, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2016 - 2019.
To be published soon