Biological resistance of pine wood treated with nano-sized zinc oxide and zinc borate against brown-rot fungi
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In this work, the biological resistance of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) wood impregnated with nano-sized zinc oxide and zinc borate against the fungi Daedalea quercina, Poria placenta and Serpula lacrymans was evaluated. It can be concluded that nano-sized zinc oxide inhibited the biological degradation of pine wood against Serpula lacrymans, while it was ineffective against the brown-rot fungus Poria placenta. Pine wood treated with nano-sized zinc borate exhibited higher biological resistance against the fungi Serpula lacrymans and Poria placenta.
KeywordsWood Specimen Zinc Borate Biological Resistance Coniophora Puteana Poria Placenta
The authors would like to thank Nanophos SA for the supply of the nano-ZnB and nano-ZnO dispersions used in this work.
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