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Record number 369358
Title A non-destructive approach for assessing decay in preservative treated wood
Author(s) Machek, L.; Edlund, M.L.; Sierra-Alvarez, R.; Militz, H.
Source Wood Science and Technology 37 (2004)5. - ISSN 0043-7719 - p. 411 - 417.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00226-002-0161-5
Department(s) Forest Ecology and Forest Management
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2004
Abstract This study investigated the suitability of the non-destructive vibration-impulse excitation technique to assess the attack of preservative-treated wood in contact with the ground. Small stakes (10×5×100 mm3) of treated and untreated Scots pine sapwood were exposed to decay in laboratory-scale terrestrial ecosystems. Different soils were used to prove the influence of different types of wood destroying micro-organisms. Wood decay was monitored periodically for one year by determining mass losses and changes in dynamic modulus of elasticity. The results show a large variability in resistance against attacking fungi, depending on wood preservative and soil type. The non-destructive approach using the dynamic modulus of elasticity proved to be a good and sensitive tool for assessing the attack of stakes in laboratory soil testing
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