3 years ago

Effect of ponding, steaming and drill perforation on preservative treatment of fir wood (Abies cephallonica L.) with CCB

J. A. Kakaras, E. V. Voulgaridis


Wood from fir (Abies cephallonica L.) in round form (length 1.20 m, diameter 14–20 cm) and in the form of beams (length 1.25 m, 5 cm×7 cm in cross section) were impregnated with 2% CCB by the full cell process after or without a pre-treatment of ponding, steaming or drill perforation. Each pre-treatment caused a significant increase of the dry salt retention and the impregnated area in fir logs and sapwood beams. Drill perforation was the most effective pre-treatment causing full impregnation of sapwood beams. Between ponding and steaming the differences were relatively small but uniform penetration was achieved only in round wood after ponding. The significantly increased penetrability, caused by the three pre-treatments under the described specific conditions, widens the uses of fir wood but it doesn’t meet the requirements of retention for the most difficult conditions in service.

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.