Monitoring of fungal colonization of wood materials using isothermal calorimetry

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Abstract

We have developed a method based on isothermal calorimetry to monitor the colonization of wood materials by decay fungi. The heat produced is a direct and continuous measure of the activity (respiration) of the fungus. This pre-study shows that wood materials treated in different ways give results that reflect the known ranking of the materials regarding resistance to decay. In addition to this, the 40 days measurements show several phases and periods of oscillating respiration. As the calorimeter continuously monitors the colonization and degradation process, this method provides more information than classical/standardized decay tests in which typically only the final mass loss is determined.

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Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • SP Sveriges tekniska forskningsinstitut AB
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Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)43-51
Antal sidor9
TidskriftInternational Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
Volym120
StatusPublished - 2017 maj 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa