A discussion of current theories concerning CCA fixation

IRG/WP 3238

D V Plackett

The understanding of the fixation mechanism of CCA and related preservatives in wood has been greatly improved by a significant series of recent scientific papers. In view of recent concerns in New Zealand regarding the long-term efficacy of CCA in high decay-hazard situations, it was considered appropriate to review this recent work and to contrast it with theories presented by previous workers.


Keywords: CCA; FIXATION; LEACHING; GUAIACOL; GLUCOSE; LIGNIN; CELLULOSE; CHROMIUM REDUCTION; REACTION KINETICS

Conference: 83-05-09/13 Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia


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