DETERMINATION OF KINETIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROCESS OF DRYING OF FOREST COMBUSTIBLESA. M. Grishin,a A. Ya. Kuzin,b and E. M. Alekseenkoa UDC 536.24.01 An algorithm for determining kinetic characteristics of the process of drying of forest combustibles by the modified Hertz-Knudsen law in isothermal heating has been suggested and tested. It is shown that this algorithm allows obtaining of a stable solution of the inverse kinetic problem of one-dimensional determination of the heat of evaporation and a pre-exponential factor with an error proportional to the error of initial experimental data. Kinetic characteristics of the process of drying of certain forest combustibles are determined by the experimental data known from the literature. aTomsk State University, 36 Lenin Ave., Tomsk, 634050, Russia; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; bTomsk State Architecture-Construction University. Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 76, No. 5, pp. 170-174, September-October, 2003. Original article submitted January 14, 2003; revision submitted March 26, 2003.