Darci Alberto Gatto

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We investigated the effect of outdoor exposure on the wood surface from three fast-growing Brazilian eucalypts through color, wetting and thermal analyzes. Gympie messmate (Eucalyptus cloeziana), rose gum (Eucalyptus grandis) and blue gum (Eucalyptus saligna) woods were exposed outdoors in a subtropical region for 360 days. We performed three collections(More)
Knowledge of the mechanical behavior of wood under several moisture and temperature conditions is important for its correct application, since most studies aim to verify their in natura properties. The present work aimed at the mechanical characterization of microwave plasticized Melia azedarach L. and Cariniana sp. woods through static bending. Samples(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the colorimetric properties of Pinus taeda and Schizolobium parahybum woods treated by in situ polymerization. The wood samples were impregnated in a vacuum/ pressure system and polymerized in an oven at 90°C for 10h, using benzoyl peroxide at 1,5wt% as the catalyst. The treatments were characterized using attenuated(More)
In this study, a new simple method for chemical modification of wood from fast-growing Eucalyptus saligna (blue gum) was tested by a two-step treatment with methacryloyl chloride. The wood samples were submerged in a solution of 10 % methacryloyl chloride in dichloromethane for 15 h and then exposed to three temperatures: air dried, 50 and 100 °C for 2 h.(More)
Lignins were extracted from different species using organosolv process (ethanol/water). Obtained organosolv lignins were characterised by various methods to determine their composition, structure and functional groups with the purpose of evaluating their potential use for obtaining value-added compounds. The purity of organosolv lignins was determined. The(More)
The evaluation of wood durability enables the definition of reliable parameters to predict the servicelife of wood-based products. This study aimed to evaluate the wood deterioration of four fast-growing eucalypts species (Eucalyptus botryoides, Corymbia citriodora, Eucalyptus paniculata e Eucalyptus tereticornis) exposed to three field tests (outdoor,(More)
This study aimed to synthesize titanium dioxide nanoparticles by microwave-assisted hydrothermal method to incorporate them to the structure of Pinus elliottii wood. The color changes and the decay resistance of impregnated wood was investigated. The titanium dioxide nanoparticles were impregnated into Pinus elliottii wood by vacuum-pressure and simple(More)
The color modifications in Eucalyptus grandis thermally modified wood were investigated. One hundred eighty specimens (10 x 10 x 200 mm) were prepared and thermally modified in an electric kiln for 4 and 8 h at 180-240oC. The color parameters (L*, a*, b*, C*, h* and ΔE) were determined by the CIE-L*a*b* method on radial and tangential sections of untreated(More)
High toxicity of the preservatives most frequently used in wood treatment and the resulting risks of handling pose a threat to small producers and to the environment. In an attempt to mitigate these problems, the present study was conducted with the objective of evaluating the preservative effect of tannic extract on biodeterioration of Acacia mearnsii(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate treatability, morphology and mechanical resistance of composites prepared by in situ polymerization of methyl methacrylate on Pinus taeda wood using glycidyl methacrylate and methacrylic acid as cross-linkers. Treatment consisted of impregnation by vacuum/pressure and polymerization at 90 °C for 10 h using heat(More)