Search for dissertations about: "wood modification"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 66 swedish dissertations containing the words wood modification.

  1. 1. Wettability of modified wood

    Author : Maziar Sedighi Moghaddam; Agne Swerin; M. Per Calessson; E.P. Magnus Wålinder; Callum Hill; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Wood; dimensional stability; dynamic wettability; surface chemistry; microstructure; swelling; multicycle Wilhelmy plate method; contact angle; sorption; acetylation; furfurylation; surface modification; Kemi; Chemistry;

    Abstract : Despite many excellent properties of wood which make it suitable for many applications, it suffers from a number of disadvantages limiting its use. For instance, modification is needed to reduce water sorption and to improve decay resistance, dimensional stability and weathering performance. READ MORE

  2. 2. Surface-modified wood based on silicone nanofilaments for improved liquid repellence

    Author : Haiyan Yin; Magnus Wålinder; Agne Swerin; Andra Dédinaité; Lars Wadsö; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Wood; acetylated wood; surface modification; superamphiphobicity; superhydrophobicity; plastron; silicone nanofilaments; multicycle Wilhelmy plate method.; Trä; acetylerat trä; ytmodifiering; superamfifobicitet; superhydrofob; plastron; silikon-nanofilament; multicykel Wilhelmy-metod; Building Materials; Byggnadsmaterial;

    Abstract : The increasing awareness of sustainability motivates the development of building materials from renewable resources. The requirements of wood-based products with improved durability, for example, an enhanced liquid repellence, is still a challenge. READ MORE

  3. 3. Modification and Utilization of Wood Hydrolysates

    Author : Marie Svensson; Ann-Chrisitne Albertsson; Petra Mishnick; Ulf Gedde; KTH; []
    Keywords : wood hydrolysate; hemicellulose; microsphere; hydrogel;

    Abstract : Polysaccharides have been used for many years in a variety of products such as food, fuel supply and industrial products. During recent years there has been an increasing interest in a group of polysaccharides, hemicelluloses, due to their highly availability, renewability and potentially low price. READ MORE

  4. 4. Fungal degradation patterns and toxicity of furfurylated wood

    Author : Annica Pilgård; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : Daphtox; Quantitative real-time PCR; Furfurylation; Microtox; Basidiomycota; Acetylation; Wood modification.; Daphnia magna; Thermal modification; Trametes versicolor; Decay; Vibrio fischeri;

    Abstract : The demand for timber products is increasing with global population and affluence. Concerns regarding conventionally used toxic wood preservatives and the deforestation of tropical forests have become more prominent both socially and politically. Wood based products are generally recognised as an environmentally favourable raw material. READ MORE

  5. 5. Studies on Industrial-Scale Thermal Modification of Wood

    Author : Ola Dagbro; Lidia Gurau; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Forestry and Wood Technology; Skog och träteknik; Wood Physics; Träfysik;

    Abstract : Wood as a raw material is useful for many purposes even though some properties are less than optimal, for example, dimensional stability and durability. These characteristics can however be improved by different treatment methods. READ MORE