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Efficacy of copper borax preservative against wood decayAuthor(s): William Abbott; Bessie Woodward; Michael West
Source: Proceedings : Ninety-seventh Annual Meeting of the American Wood-Preservers' Association ... Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 20-23, 2001. Granbury, Tex. : The Association, c2001: Pages 63-64
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionIn this study, a wood preservative containing active ingredients of 43.5% borax and 3.1% copper hydroxide was evaluated in soil-block tests in accordance with AWPA E10. Results suggested thatthe copper hydroxide was not contributing to fungal toxicity at preservative threshold levels. Thresholds determined for this preservative were very close to those previously reported for sodium borate. For this preservative,the soil- block test results in this study were less effective than field test results.
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CitationAbbott, William; Woodward, Bessie; West, Michael. 2001. Efficacy of copper borax preservative against wood decay. Proceedings : Ninety-seventh Annual Meeting of the American Wood-Preservers'' Association ... Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 20-23, 2001. Granbury, Tex. : The Association, c2001: Pages 63-64
KeywordsFungal decay, wood preservatives, copper borax, copper hydroxide
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