The main objective of this project is the expansion of the use of NIRS Technology to between two forest products: Dalbergia wood species and rosewood oil in field conditions. Therefore, this project, which will directly contribute to the expected output of the CITES Tree Species Programme, is part of a long-term research project for the development of a user-friendly, rapid, powerful, non-destructive, cost-effective, reliable prediction methodology for wood identification which could be used by environmental enforcement agents at checkpoints. The use of NIRS identification models is feasible to export to multiply its application, for its reasonable cost equipment, field mobility and easiness of training forest agents.
Rapid-field identification of Dalbergia woods and rosewood oil by NIRS technology
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