Rachel ArangoDurability and Wood Protection Research
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- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Phd Entomology , 2016
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters Entomology , 2009
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor Of Arts Biological Aspects of Conservation , 2004
|Publication Year: 2019|
Highlight ID: 1323
|Development of New Kinetics Models for Water Vapor Sorption in Wood|
Wood is constantly exchanging water with its environment and these exchanges control nearly all of wood's amazing properties. Research has recently shown that this process is still not understood and old models that were thought to explain these proc ...
Highlight ID: 1332
|Going Big with Mass Timber Protection|
Researchers are leading efforts to better understand mass timber as a next generation building material and provide safe effective protection strategies to ensure public safety and responsible forest stewardship. ...
|Publication Year: 2017|
Highlight ID: 1298
|Effective utilization of naturally durable wood biomass offers an overlooked source of potential wood protectants|
Forest Service researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisc., are evaluating extractives as potential next-generation wood preservatives. This bio-rational approach offers environmentally friendly alternatives to wood preservatives ...
|Publication Year: 2015|
Highlight ID: 602
|Cellulose Nanocrystals Chemically Entrap Biocide in Wood|
Forest Service scientists evaluated naturally occurring cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) that are reported to have unique chemical properties and impart high strength were evaluated for the potential to improve durability of wood. CNC were shown to penet ...
|Publication Year: 2010|
Highlight ID: 186
|Identification of economically significant death-watch and spider beetles in Wisconsin|
Two widely distributed beetle families, the death-watch (Anobiidae) and spider beetles (Ptinidae), include a number of economically significant species which cause damage to wooden materials and/or stored products. Distribution and abundance of sever ...
Highlight ID: 155
|Termite Eradication: A search for the Holy Grail|
Regarding Wisconsin termines, laboratory tests were initiated to evaluate transfer of a number of different dusting compounds to un-dusted colony mates with varied results. ...
|Termites of the Frozen Tundra:|
One look at our snowy landscape in Wisconsin and it would be easy to assume termites couldn't survive here. These wood-destroying critters are a common concern for people living in warmer climates, but amazingly, certain species of subterranean termites have been introduced and become established in...
|Looking into the Future of Wood Preservation|
Carol Clausen and her group are serious about wood as a sustainable and versatile building material. Here Amy Blodgett, Rachel Arango, and Bessie Woodword check soil block samples in their ongoing research...