Effect of Oil Content on The Performance of Wood Treated with Pentachlorophenol

IRG/WP 03-30324

H M Barnes, T L Amburgey, M G Sanders

This paper details a five-year study on southern pine treated with pentachlorophenol in oil at various oil contents. Results from field stake tests at two Gulf Coast test sites are presented. Both biological efficacy and preservative depletion data are discussed. Results suggest that increasing oil content leads to better performance of wood treated with pentachlorophenol. Test results indicate that the test site is extremely important when evaluating systems and that sites with high calcium and alkalinity lead to greater depletion of pentachlorophenol from wood.

Keywords: Pentachlorophenol, stake tests, oil content, decay

Conference: 03-05-18/23 Brisbane, Australia

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