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Title: Chapter 8 Wood Durability and Stability Without Toxicity

Source: In: Sustainable Development in the Forest Products Industry; Roger M. Rowell :: Fernando Caldeira :: Judith K. Rowell; 2010

Author(s)Rowell, Roger M.; Ibach, Rebecca E.; Nilsson, Thomas

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-2A

Abstract: Part of a sustainable future for wood products depends on extending the lifetime of wood used in adverse environments. For some products such as the daily news paper, the average life of the products is one day. For packaging, the products average life time may be as few days to a few weeks. For pallets and wooden containers, the lifetime may be several months. For construction, the lifetime may be many, many years. For those products with a long expected life, especially when used outdoors, there is a need to protect them from environmental degradation. The need to protect wood from decay has been an issue ever since humans first used wood. There are references in the Old Testament to the use of decay resistant wood.

Keywords: Biodegradation, wood-decaying fungi, weathering, wood deterioration, wood biodegradation, wood preservatives, environmental aspects, preserved wood, antifungal agents, testing, service life, wood preservation, sustainability, fungicides, moisture, wood moisture, heat treatment, modified wood, acetylated wood, resistance to decay, decay fungi, preservation, preservatives, durability, wood decay, preservative treated wood, treated wood, decomposition of wood, performance testing, biocides, chemical modification of wood

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 989 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/16/2010

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RITS Product ID: 36561
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Ibach, Rebecca E.
Research Chemist

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