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Kolby Hirth

Kolby Hirth
Analytical Chemistry and Microscopy Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
United States
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Method for Estimating Wood Preservative Leaching

Year: 2019
Pressure-treated wood is used widely for construction projects in sensitive environments. This USDA Forest Service research project developed a method to estimate biocide leaching from pressure-treated wood exposed to precipitation.

Improved Composites from Wood Flour and Mixed Plastics

Year: 2010
In a cooperative project with Louisiana State University, Forest Products Laboratory researchers have used crosslinking technologies, commonly used in the cable coating industry, to optimize the performance of composites of mixed plastics and wood flour.