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Decay threshold of acetylated rattan (Calamus manan) against soft rot

Hamid, N.H. and Hale, M.D. (2013) Decay threshold of acetylated rattan (Calamus manan) against soft rot. Journal of Forestry Research, 24 (2). pp. 375-380. DOI: 10.1007/s11676-013-0362-9

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Abstract

We investigated the resistance of acetylated rattan against soft rot and other soil inhabiting micro-organisms in comparison with wood of beech and Scots pine. Calamus manan of 10 and 13 years old under rubber tree canopy was acetylated to different levels by reaction times (0.25 to 30 hours) and was tested for soft rot decay for 32 weeks. Acetylated rattan at decay protection thresholds of 15.4% and 16.2% weight gain (WG) were fully protected, as shown by both weight loss and strength loss criteria. The static bending properties of untreated rattan decayed by soft rot were significantly lower than for acetylated rattan.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Natural Sciences > School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 02:39
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 03:07
ISSN: 1007-662x
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4689
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1007/s11676-013-0362-9
Publisher: Springer
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