Special Issue "Wood Protection Based on the Study of Chemical and Physical Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 2978
Interests: decay; wood technology; discolouration; mould; service life; wood
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Wood continues to be an important part of daily life and culture because of its attractive appearance and properties. It is a renewable resource and a natural biopolymer used in a wide range of applications. Compared to other building materials, wood offers several advantages, including a high strength-to-weight ratio, strong thermal insulation, easy workability, and appealing aesthetics. Due to the chemical nature and physical structure of wood, its resistance to various biological agents is limited. This must be taken into account when wood is exposed to moisture, which creates ideal conditions for decay.
Extending the life of wood products through the use of new-generation wood preservatives and surface coatings is crucial from a safety point of view, as some of these agents have been banned due to their negative effects on humans and the environment.
Nowadays, environmentally friendly wood preservation is a topic under investigation and includes a variety of methods based on the study of chemical and physical properties. The aim of this Special Issue is to compile high-quality original papers and systematic reviews of recent developments in the field of protection techniques for wood and wood-based composites.
In order to increase knowledge on the mechanisms of durability of wood and on strategies for the protection and preservation of wood, wood structures, and wood-based building materials, we welcome research papers from different disciplines, such as wood materials science, wood technology, and wood pathology, as well as the development of methods, experimental studies, monitoring approaches and models, literature reviews, and surveys as contributions to this Special Issue.
Dr. Davor Kržišnik
Dr. Jure Žigon
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- wood protection
- wood preservation
- chemical properties
- physical properties
- service life of wood
- wood surface