Kerosene: A light middle distillate that in various forms is used as aviation turbine fuel or for burning in heating or as a solvent, such as white spirit.

KG and Pile: A site preparation method in which stumps are pushed up, sheared off, or split apart by a specially designed blade mounted on a bulldozer. Debris is then piled or placed in long rows (windrows) so that an area can be bedded or flat planted.

KG Blade: A bulldozer-mounted blade used in forestry and land-clearing operations. A single spike splits and shears stumps at their base.

Kilowatt (kW): A measure of electrical power equal to 1,000 watts. 1 kW = 3412 Btu/hr = 1.341 horsepower.

Kilowatt hour (kWh): A measure of energy equivalent to the expenditure of one kilowatt for one hour. For example, 1 kWh will light a 100-watt light bulb for 10 hours. 1 kWh = 3,412 Btu.

Klason lignin: Lignin obtained from wood after the non-lignin components have been removed with a prescribed sulfuric acid treatment. A specific type of acid-insoluble lignin analysis.

Kraft process: Chemical pulping process in which lignin is dissolved by a solution of sodium hydroxide and sodium sulfide.

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