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Chapter 23: Corrosion of Metals in Wood ProductsAuthor(s): Samuel L. Zelinka
Source: Corrosion of Metals in Wood Products, Developments in Corrosion Protection, Dr. M. Aliofkhazraei (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1223-5, InTech. 2014; pp. 567-592.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionThe corrosion of metals in contact with wood has been studied for over 80 years, and in most situations wood is not corrosive . Recently, however, the durability of fasteners in preservative--treated wood has become a concern. Changes in legislation and certification in the United States, the European Union, and Australasia have restricted the use of chromated copper arsenate (CCA), which was previously the most extensively used waterborne wood preservative [2, 3]. Following these changes, several different wood preservatives have come to the market, some of which are much more corrosive than CCA [4-7]. Although a lot of recent research has been conducted in this area, no attempt has been made to summarize all the recent advances, and confusion exists about the corrosiveness of alternatives to CCA and proper materials selection for use in treated wood. In this chapter, we summarize information on why metals corrode in wood, how fast this corrosion occurs, and techniques to minimize corrosion in wood products.
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CitationZelinka, Samuel L. 2014. Chapter 23: Corrosion of Metals in Wood Products. Samuel L. Zelinka (2014). Corrosion of Metals in Wood Products, Developments in Corrosion Protection, Dr. M. Aliofkhazraei (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1223-5, InTech. 2014; pp. 567-592.
Keywordscorrosion, steel, galvanized steel, wood preservatives, moisture management
- Direct current testing to measure corrosiveness of wood preservatives
- Synchrotron based x-ray fluorescence microscopy confirms copper in the corrosion products of metals in contact with treated wood
- Guide for Materials Selection and Design for Metals Used in Contact with Copper-Treated Wood
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