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Durability of epoxi-oil modified and alkoxysilane treated wood in field testing

Panov, Dmitri and Terziev, Nasko (2015). Durability of epoxi-oil modified and alkoxysilane treated wood in field testing. Bioresources. 10 :2 , 2479-2491
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.15376/biores.10.2.2479-2491


Increased interest in oils and silicones as hydrophobic agents creates the need for testing, with the aim of better understanding their field performance and preparation for an eventual market entrance of these products. This study reveals the aboveground test performance of wood impregnated with epoxidised linseed oil (ELO) and organofunctional alkoxysilanes and compares the achieved results with the significantly more severe inground exposure and initial laboratory tests. Since ELO and siloxanes are not active ingredients, they were combined with fungicides for better performance. Various oil and alkoxysilane retentions and combinations with boric acid, organic fungicides, and creosote were impregnated in wood and tested. Untreated, chromium-copper-arsenate (CCA)-treated and thermally modified samples served as references. Long-term aboveground and inground testing of the studied formulations enforced the conclusion that ELO combined with biocides is suitable protective formulation for timber in both above-and in-ground exposure. Two alkoxysilanes were more effective in timber exposed aboveground. No decay was registered in the ELO and alkoxysilane treated lap-joint samples, while the untreated controls were close to failure after five years of exposure.

Authors/Creators:Panov, Dmitri and Terziev, Nasko
Title:Durability of epoxi-oil modified and alkoxysilane treated wood in field testing
Series Name/Journal:Bioresources
Year of publishing :2015
Page range:2479-2491
Number of Pages:13
Publisher:North Carolina State University
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:K Forestry > K01 Forestry - General aspects
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Wood Science
Agrovoc terms:oils, silocones, boric acid, hydrophobicity, linseed oil, wood preservation
Keywords:alkoxysilane, epoxidised linseed oil, boric acid, hydrophobisation, wood durability
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Web of Science (WoS)000354642000043
ID Code:12468
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Products (until 180101)
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Deposited On:04 Aug 2015 08:41
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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