Effects of borate impregnation on the response of wood strength to heat treatment

Abstract

Based on the strong correlation between acidity and thermal degradation in wood reported in previous studies, the effect of borate impregnation as an alkali-buffering medium was investigated on the strength properties of thermally modified wood. Wood samples were impregnated with 0.1 M Sodium borate solution (pH=9) before they were subjected to heat… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00226-005-0001-5

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