Influence of carboxylic acids on LEACHING of copper amine based preservatives

IRG/WP 05-30365

M Humar, P Kalan, F Pohleven

The importance of chromium free preservatives is increasing. Leaching of copper from wood preserved with such solutions is still higher compared to leaching from wood impregnated with copper chromium ones. In order to decrease leaching, different carboxylic acids (octanoic, 2-etilheksanoic, decanoic) were added to copper/amine/boron aqueous solutions. Experiment of leaching of copper from Norway spruce (Picea abies) was performed according to the modified standard procedure (EN 1250). Results presented in this paper showed, that carboxylic acids significantly improve copper fixation. The best one was determined at specimens impregnated with the preservative solutions consisting of copper, ethanolamine, boric acid and octanoic acid.

Keywords: Wood preservation, copper, ethanolamine, triethanolamine, diethanolamine, carboxylic acids, octanoic acid, leaching

Conference: 05-04-24/28 Bangalore, India

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