Wood Preservation

  • Wilfred A. Côté


In Chapter 4 the biological aspects of wood deterioration were discussed, These considerations of the susceptibility of wood to attack by wood-destroying fungi, wood-boring insects and marine borers emphasize the disadvantages of using untreated wood in applications where it is exposed to such agencies. In addition to the serious losses caused by these natural organisms, there is also much wood deterioration brought about by physical, mechanical and chemical means. Van Groenou et al. (1951) classify fire, heat and moisture as physical agents of wood deterioration; fracture, wear or permanent deformation as mechanical influences; and the action of acid, caustic and salt as chemical attack.


Fire Protection Fire Retardant Wood Preservative Resin Canal Fiber Saturation Point 
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