Non Toxic Remedial Treatment of Bamboo Structures/Furniture

IRG/WP 10-40516

S Kumar

Molds and beetles often attack bamboo furniture and structures when used in untreated or inadequate preservative treatment. Remediation or eradication of infestation often involves expensive chemicals (fumigants) and specialized methods, which are not available in villages. Novel inexpensive methods using easily available chemicals were developed for controlling such infestations. Whereas application of common baking soda can be used to prevent molds, fumigation with ammonia or localized heat treatment can get rid of beetles in fixed structures.

Keywords: bamboo, remedial treatment, mold, beetles

Conference: 10-05-09/13 Biarritz, France

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