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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF WOOD SUBJECTED TO TREATMENTS MODIFIED WITH TITANIUM DIOXIDE AND CLAY NANOPARTICLES



Author(s): Fufa, S. M. and Jelle, B. P.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-149-0
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 267-274
Total Pages: 8
Language: English


Abstract: In this work, the overall performance with respect to the durability, reaction to fire properties and environmental impacts of wood subjected to treatments modified with 1 wt% of TiO2 and/or clay nanoparticles were summarized. The weathering performance of the specimens were analysed by performing accelerated ageing tests and FTIR analyses. The cone calorimeter was used to assess the reaction to fire performances, whereas the environmental impact of the treatments were investigated using life cycle assessment. Herein, all the test methods and results obtained are summarized to investigate, compare and evaluate the overall effect of nanoparticles on the selected treated wood properties. Thus, this work gives an overview of the importance of performing different test methods in order to evaluate the effect of treatments modified with nanoparticles on different wood properties along with their potential environmental impact.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00