Performance if internal remedial treatments to arrest fungal attack in poles and large timbers

IRG/WP 18-40834

J J Morrell

Internal remedial treatments have been used to arrest internal fungal attack in utility poles and other large timbers. Water diffusible systems and volatile fumigants have both been used for this purpose. While both work, it is important to understand the performance attributes of each system. This paper reviews the literature on both systems and makes recommendations for future research.

Keywords: internal decay, fumigants, metham sodium, dazomet, chloropicrin, fused borate rods, boron/fluoride rods

Conference: 18-04-29/05-03 Johannesburg, South Africa

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