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Methodology to evaluate efficacy and ecotoxicology of modified wood

Liesbeth De Vetter (UGent) and Joris Van Acker (UGent)
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Modified wood can be seen as a new product group for which new evaluation criteria are needed. This paper wants to elaborate on methodology combining ecotoxicology of modified wood using leachates and decay resistance of the treated wood. Leaching procedures based on European standards EN 84 and OECD part 1 were performed prior to fungal testing according to the natural durability approach. This combination proved to be suitable for evaluation of both furfurylated or heat treated wood. It allowed concluding that next to wood species also the overall and exact process parameters influence the efficacy and ecotoxicology of the final modified product.
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efficacy, heat treatment, ecotoxicology, basidiomycetes, Daphnia magna, furfurylation

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De Vetter, Liesbeth, and Joris Van Acker. 2009. “Methodology to Evaluate Efficacy and Ecotoxicology of Modified Wood.” In European Conference on Wood Modification, 4th, Proceedings, ed. Finn Englund, 77–83. Stockholm: Ecobuild.
APA
De Vetter, L., & Van Acker, J. (2009). Methodology to evaluate efficacy and ecotoxicology of modified wood. In F. Englund (Ed.), European Conference on Wood Modification, 4th, Proceedings (pp. 77–83). Presented at the 4th European Conference on Wood Modification (ECWM4), Stockholm: Ecobuild.
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De Vetter L, Van Acker J. Methodology to evaluate efficacy and ecotoxicology of modified wood. In: Englund F, editor. European Conference on Wood Modification, 4th, Proceedings. Stockholm: Ecobuild; 2009. p. 77–83.
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De Vetter, Liesbeth, and Joris Van Acker. “Methodology to Evaluate Efficacy and Ecotoxicology of Modified Wood.” European Conference on Wood Modification, 4th, Proceedings. Ed. Finn Englund. Stockholm: Ecobuild, 2009. 77–83. Print.
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  abstract     = {Modified wood can be seen as a new product group for which new evaluation criteria are needed. This paper wants to elaborate on methodology combining ecotoxicology of modified wood using leachates and decay resistance of the treated wood. Leaching procedures based on European standards EN 84 and OECD part 1 were performed prior to fungal testing according to the natural durability approach. This combination proved to be suitable for evaluation of both furfurylated or heat treated wood. It allowed concluding that next to wood species also the overall and exact process parameters influence the efficacy and ecotoxicology of the final modified product.},
  author       = {De Vetter, Liesbeth and Van Acker, Joris},
  booktitle    = {European Conference on Wood Modification, 4th, Proceedings},
  editor       = {Englund, Finn},
  keyword      = {efficacy,heat treatment,ecotoxicology,basidiomycetes,Daphnia magna,furfurylation},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Stockholm, Sweden},
  pages        = {77--83},
  publisher    = {Ecobuild},
  title        = {Methodology to evaluate efficacy and ecotoxicology of modified wood},
  year         = {2009},
}