Wood Preservation

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Basics

  • For better, or for worse, wood is biodegradable
  • on one hand we don't have a crisis like we do with plastic waste
  • On the other hand wood products (especially n the construction sector) often get rotten by microrganisms, eaten by pests, or damaged by humidity levels
  • This page explores sustainable methods to adress this

Methods

Chemical

Borate compounds

Iron Sulphate

Ferrous sulphate

Potassium silicate

Heat

Charring with a torch

Paint

  • Silicate Paints [2]. Also sol-silicate paints.
  • Sodium silicate -waterglass - [3]. FPL work in Madison, with soak then 2.5% phosphoric acid to polymerize water glass.

See Also

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