Durability assessment of preservatives treated Bambusa vulgaris in unsterile soil burial tests

Razak Wahab, and Mohd Tamizi Mustapa, and Mahmud Sudin, and Janshah Moktar, (2007) Durability assessment of preservatives treated Bambusa vulgaris in unsterile soil burial tests. Research Journal of Microbiology, 2 (6). pp. 504-508. ISSN 1816-4935

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Abstract

Cultivated Bambusa vulgaris at internodes 6, 7 and 8 of 2 and 4 years old culms were chemically treated with preservatives Ammoniacal-copper-quaternary (ACQ), Borax-Boric Acid (BBA) and Copper-chrome Arsenate (CCA). Preservatives strength at 1, 2, 4 and 8% were introduced to the bamboo through vacuum impregnation, soaking and high pressure sap-displacement processes. Unsterile soil laboratory burial laboratory tests were then conducted on the bamboo blocks taken from internodes 7. At the end of the testing period (8 weeks), the 2 year-old B. vulgaris were found to experiences higher weight loss than the 4 year-old to attack of decaying fungi. The treatment process of vacuum impregnation proved to be better than soaking and high pressure sap-displacement with the treated blocks showing lower weight loss against decaying fungi. This is followed by soaking and high pressure sap-displacement processes. The 4% preservatives solution strength was found to be sufficient in controlling the decaying fungi.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bambusa vulgaris, laboratory test, soft rot, resistance to decaying fungi, weight loss
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 03:40
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 03:40
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/19393

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