Chemical Composition and Efficiency of Bio-oil Obtained from Giant Cane (Arundo donax L.) as a Wood Preservative

Abstract

This study aimed at determining the chemical composition of bio-oil from giant cane (Arundo donax L.), as well as its performance as a wood preservative. The performance was determined through water absorption, tangential swelling, and resistance to fungi and termites. Biooil was obtained by pyrolysis at 450 to 525 oC. The yield of liquid, char, and gas was determined to be 45, 30, and 25%, respectively. The most abundant chemical compounds found in the bio-oil were acids, ketones, furans, benzenes, phenols, sugars, and guaiacols. Scots pine sapwood was impregnated with the obtained bio-oil at concentrations of 10 and 20%. Additionally, treated samples were impregnated with epoxidized linseed oil to study its effect on bio-oil leachability. The retention of the giant cane bio-oil was in the range of 50 to 100 kg m -3 . Leached samples were exposed to whiteand brown-rot fungi, according to European standard EN 113. Wood impregnated with only cane oil demonstrated a durability that classifies the treatment as very effective (mass loss less than 3%). Epoxidized linseed oil treatment significantly reduced water absorption of the treated samples with bio-oil and further improved the durability. A termite test showed that bio-oil was also effective against Reticulitermes flavipes.

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@inproceedings{Temiz2013ChemicalCA, title={Chemical Composition and Efficiency of Bio-oil Obtained from Giant Cane (Arundo donax L.) as a Wood Preservative}, author={Ali Temiz and Selcuk Akbas and Dmitri Panov and Nasko Terziev and M. Hakkı Alma and Salih Parlak and Gaye Kose}, year={2013} }