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Title: Corrosion of metals in contact with treated wood : developing test methods

Source: NACE International Corrosion 2008 Conference & Expo : March 16-20, 2008 ... New Orleans, Louisiana. [S.l. : s.n.], 2008: 9 pages

Author(s)Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas R.; Stone, D.S.

Publication Year: 2008  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-1A  FPL-4723-1

Abstract: With the voluntary withdrawal of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) for use in residential construction in January 2004, the corrosiveness of treated wood has become a concern. Preliminary research has shown the replacements for CCA, which include copper azole (CuAz) and alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ) are more corrosive than CCA. Since rapid tests cannot easily be run in solid wood, an electrochemical method has been developed that measures the corrosiveness of water-extracts of wood. Corrosion rates of steel and galvanized steel fasteners measured in the extract of ACQ treated wood correlate well with gravimetric data in solid wood.

Keywords: Wood, fastener, polarization resistance, galvanized steel, alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ), polarization, metals, testing, electrochemical analysis, joints, engineering, corrosion, wood preservatives, fasteners, stainless steel, steel, electric measurement, preservative treated wood, treated wood, electric properties, connectors, preservatives

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RITS Product ID: 4205
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Rammer, Douglas R.
Research General Engineer
Zelinka, Samuel L.
Materials Research Engineer
 

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