A review of the causes of wood deterioration and some preventive measures

Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment

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Title A review of the causes of wood deterioration and some preventive measures
 
Creator Mohammed, B.
 
Description This paper examines the problems and prospects associated with the structural use of wood. The paper reveals that wood deterioration is caused by microbiological and entomological agents and weathering among others. Deterioration due to microbiological and entomological agents is as a result of the actions of bacteria, fungi and insects while weathering is as a result of the actions of water, light and heat. The paper also suggests that the deterioration due to these two main causes can be prevented through the use of naturally durable woods, wood preservatives and site and soil treatments. The paper concluded by observing that wood is the most widely used of all building materials because of its abundance and good workability.
 
Publisher Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1069, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
 
Date 2001-10-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/21
 
Source Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment; Vol 1 (2001); 35-40
2545-5818
1596-2490
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/21/21
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2001 Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment
 

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