Observations on the uptake and penetration of various liquids in clear heartwood and sapwood of Pinus radiata D.Don
J E Barnacle
Volumetric uptake of water (aqueous copper-chrome-arsenic (CCA)) or methanol, applied by bulk hydrostatic pressure to air dried clear heartwood specimens of Pinus radiata D. Don, far exceeds that of a wide variety of polar and non-polar solvents. In air dried sapwood, the volumetric uptake of CCA tends to be less than that achieved for most solvents including methanol. No comprehensive explanation of the penetration mechanism in these two substrates can yet be offered. High temperature drying effects a significant increase of volumetric uptake of all liquids by heartwood, but not by sapwood, possibly because air dried material is nearly saturated after pressure treatment.
Keywords: PINUS RADIATA; HEARTWOOD; SAPWOOD; SOLVENTS; WATER; METHANOL; PENETRATION; RETENTION; AIR-DRYING; HIGH TEMPERATURE DRYING
Conference: 83-05-09/13 Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia