Image analysis study of mould susceptibility of spruce and larch wood dried or heat-treated at different temperatures

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (SciVal)

Abstract

In this study, mould growth on wood was investigated by image analysis. The studied parameters were drying and heat-treatment temperatures (20-210°C), original and resawn surface and different wood species (spruce and larch). Small specimens—some of which were inoculated with a spore suspension—were stored under humid conditions and photographed once a week. Mould growth was assessed by image analysis. In general, results found in earlier studies regarding the influence of several parameters could be confirmed. Image analysis was found to be a useful method to quantify mould growth in an objective and reproducible way.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-61
JournalWood Material Science & Engineering
Volume3
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Building Technologies
  • Materials Engineering

Keywords

  • Heat treatment
  • high-temperature drying
  • image analysis
  • mould susceptibility
  • larch
  • KSTRWood
  • wood
  • spruce

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Image analysis study of mould susceptibility of spruce and larch wood dried or heat-treated at different temperatures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this