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Title: Chemical modification : a non-toxic approach to wood preservation

Author: Rowell, Roger M.;

Date: 2006

Source: ECOWOOD 2006 : 2nd International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Forest Products, Fernando, Pessoa University, Oporto, Portugal, 20-22 September 2006. [S.l. : s.n.], 2006: p. 227-237.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Wood can be chemically modified to reduce the moisture content of the cell wall and increases decay resistance. As the level of bonded chemical increases, the cell wall equilibrium moisture content decreases and the resistance to attack by white-and brown-rot fungi increases. There is a direct relationship between the decrease in cell wall moisture Content and resistance to fungal attack.

Keywords: Plant cell walls, wood-decaying fungi, wood moisture, wood chemistry, chemical reactions, biodegradation, wood preservation, deterioration, acetylation, resistance to decay, modified wood, preservation, moisture content, chemical modification of wood, dimensional stability

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Rowell, Roger M. 2006. Chemical modification : a non-toxic approach to wood preservation. ECOWOOD 2006 : 2nd International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Forest Products, Fernando, Pessoa University, Oporto, Portugal, 20-22 September 2006. [S.l. : s.n.], 2006: p. 227-237.

 


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