Comparison of Different Methods for Assessing the Performance of Preservatives in the BAM Fungus Cellar Test

IRG/WP 98-20149

I Stephan, M Grinda, D Rudolph

The fungus cellar test is a common means to get reliable data on the long term performance of treated wood in soil contact. A constantly high humidity and a suitable of water holding capacity for a range of micro-organisms provide high decay rates in untreated wood and produce intensive microbial pressures on wood treated with biocides. Presently a range of biocides are under test in the BAM fungus cellar and the results will be presented for the following types of biocides: Tebuconazole in combination with copper and boron (5 years fungus cellar), quats with copper and boron (5 years fungus cellar) and Cu-organic compound combined with copper and boron (3 years fungus cellar). Figures will be shown on the development of the Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) over the years and on an assessment of the stakes according to EN 252.


Keywords: FUNGUS CELLAR; SOIL CONTACT; TRIAZOLES; CU-HDO; QUATS; MOE

Conference: 98-06-14/19 Maastricht, The Low Countries


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