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Title: Decay and termite resistance, water absorption and swelling of thermally compressed wood panels

Source: International Biodeterioration &. Biodegradation 63 (2009) 548-552; 2010

Author(s)Unsal, Oner; Kartal, S. Nami; Candan, Zeki; Arango, Rachel A.; Clausen, Carol A.; Green III, Frederick

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-4

Abstract: This study evaluated decay and termite resistance of thermally compressed pine wood panels under pressure at either 5 or 7 MPa and either 120 or 150 °C for 1 h. Wood specimens from the panels were exposed to laboratory decay resistance by using the wood degrading fungi, Gloeophyllum trabeum and Trametes versicolor.

Keywords: Heat treatment, pine, Pinus sylvestris, Scots pine, Reticulitermes flavipes, termites, wood deterioration, deterioration, biodegradation, pressure, Gloeophyllum trabeum, Trametes versicolor, pressure treatment, wood-decaying fungi, preserved wood, susceptibility, wood density, compressed wood, mechanical properties, wood moisture, moisture, absorption, Scotch pine, dimensional stability, swelling, termite control, resistance to decay, wood decay, decay fungi, treated wood, hot pressing, modified wood, hygroscopicity, moisture content, decomposition of wood, thermal compression, termite resistance, solid wood panels

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 235 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/10/2011

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RITS Product ID: 35820
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Clausen, Carol A.
Supervisory Research Microbiologist
Green, Frederick
Research Microbiologist
 

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