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Combined evaluation of durability and ecotoxicity: a case study on furfurylated wood

Liesbeth De Vetter UGent, Annica Pilgård, Andreas Treu, Mats Westin and Joris Van Acker UGent (2009) WOOD MATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. 4(1-2). p.30-36
abstract
Modified wood is commercially available and merchandized as a new, environmentally friendly and durable wood species. However, there are no standards focusing on the evaluation of modified wood. Combining resistance against fungal decay and good ecotoxicological properties may be a start. In this study softwood and hardwood species were furfurylated using different treatment processes and treating solutions. The durability was determined by exposing the treated wood to a range of Basidiomycetes and the ecotoxicity was studied on two aquatic organisms. It was the purpose to come to a strategy for how to unite efficacy and ecotoxicity, since this is important in product development. The results show that the selection of fungus used for mass loss determination and the choice of ecotoxicity method is decisive, confirming that a combination of methods is valuable. A tiered approach to find the optimal treatment seems the best option. First, adequate protection against woodrotting fungi should be attained, followed by ecotoxicity evaluation of the wood leachates. If necessary, the optimization process should be repeated until both durability and ecotoxicity are within satisfactory limits. This process could be extended with other evaluation criteria, e.g. dimensional stability of the modified wood or a risk analysis of its leachate.
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subject
keyword
basidiomycetes, Daphnia magna, furfurylation, Vibrio fischeri
in
WOOD MATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Wood Mater. Sci. Eng.
volume
4
issue
1-2
pages
30 - 36
conference name
4th European Conference on Wood Modification (ECWM4)
conference location
Stockholm, Sweden
conference start
2009-04-27
conference end
2009-04-29
ISSN
1748-0272
DOI
10.1080/17480270903337667
language
English
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yes
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C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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852258
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-852258
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2010-02-04 19:14:28
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  abstract     = {Modified wood is commercially available and merchandized as a new, environmentally friendly and durable wood species. However, there are no standards focusing on the evaluation of modified wood. Combining resistance against fungal decay
and good ecotoxicological properties may be a start. In this study softwood and hardwood species were furfurylated using different treatment processes and treating solutions. The durability was determined by exposing the treated wood to a range of Basidiomycetes and the ecotoxicity was studied on two aquatic organisms. It was the purpose to come to a strategy for how to unite efficacy and ecotoxicity, since this is important in product development. The results show that the selection of fungus used for mass loss determination and the choice of ecotoxicity method is decisive, confirming that a combination of methods is valuable. A tiered approach to find the optimal treatment seems the best option. First, adequate protection against woodrotting fungi should be attained, followed by ecotoxicity evaluation of the wood leachates. If necessary, the optimization process should be repeated until both durability and ecotoxicity are within satisfactory limits. This process could be extended with other evaluation criteria, e.g. dimensional stability of the modified wood or a risk analysis of its leachate.},
  author       = {De Vetter, Liesbeth and Pilg{\aa}rd, Annica and Treu, Andreas and Westin, Mats and Van Acker, Joris},
  booktitle    = {WOOD MATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING},
  issn         = {1748-0272},
  keyword      = {basidiomycetes,Daphnia magna,furfurylation,Vibrio fischeri},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Stockholm, Sweden},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {30--36},
  title        = {Combined evaluation of durability and ecotoxicity: a case study on furfurylated wood},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17480270903337667},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
De Vetter, Liesbeth, Annica Pilgård, Andreas Treu, Mats Westin, and Joris Van Acker. 2009. “Combined Evaluation of Durability and Ecotoxicity: a Case Study on Furfurylated Wood.” In Wood Material Science and Engineering, 4:30–36.
APA
De Vetter, L., Pilgård, A., Treu, A., Westin, M., & Van Acker, J. (2009). Combined evaluation of durability and ecotoxicity: a case study on furfurylated wood. WOOD MATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (Vol. 4, pp. 30–36). Presented at the 4th European Conference on Wood Modification (ECWM4).
Vancouver
1.
De Vetter L, Pilgård A, Treu A, Westin M, Van Acker J. Combined evaluation of durability and ecotoxicity: a case study on furfurylated wood. WOOD MATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. 2009. p. 30–6.
MLA
De Vetter, Liesbeth, Annica Pilgård, Andreas Treu, et al. “Combined Evaluation of Durability and Ecotoxicity: a Case Study on Furfurylated Wood.” Wood Material Science and Engineering. Vol. 4. 2009. 30–36. Print.