Theoretical and practical experiments with eradication of the dry rot fungus by means of microwaves

IRG/WP 92-1577

J Bech-Andersen, C Andersen

Engineer Claus Andersen constructed a device in 1986 for microwave treatment of fungal infested timber. The device was tested on ampullae with live fungal mycelium of the dry rot fungus. A 10 minutes treatment at 37°C gave satisfactory eradicating effect. The method has since been used in practice in approximately 100 instances. A spot-test control has shown satisfactory results.


Keywords: BORACOL 20; DRY ROT; MYCELIAL GROWTH; MICROWAVES; SERPULA LACRYMANS

Conference: 92-05-10/15 Harrogate, England, UK


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