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Title: Testing the efficacy of mimosa solid wattle water extract on selected lesser used timber species
Authors: Asamoah, Akwasi
Acquah, Gifty
Antwi-Boasiako, C.
Keywords: LUTS
preservation
bio-degradable
ecologically
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: ProLigno
Citation: ProLigno Vol.5 N°3 2009
Abstract: The need to diversify species utilization, from concentration on the traditional ones to lesser utilized timber species (LUTS) has always been pressing. Unfortunately, most of these species are not durable, thus the need for preservation before use. Most preservative chemicals have very long bio-degradable lives while others are not bio-degradable at all and thus pose a threat to the environment. Currently, one bio-degradable and ecologically friendly way of preserving wood is the use of Natural organic compounds as extracts from parts of durable wood species. Whereupon Mimosa Leopard Solid Wattle water extract was impregnated into two lesser utilized Ghanaian timber species, Canarium schweinfufthii (Bediwonua) and Amphimas pterocarpoides (Yaya) and exposed in the field in ground contact for five months in accordance with European Norms (EN) 252. The effect of this extract on LUTS was measured by visual durability ratings, hardness loss and mass loss after exposure in the field. Generally, Mimosa extract could not enhance the durability of LUTS.
Description: Article published in the ProLigno, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11287
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