The internal-external diffusion process: Table salt treated poles

IRG/WP 05-50224-25

L Nitunga

This new technique of preservation of wooden poles consists of keeping preservative in stock, in a reservoir drilled inside the pole, in its whole length. This permits the use of non toxic, common products such as table salt, grease, etc, in the preservation of utility poles, building columns, or the like. Some major obstacles to a good implementation of a good preservation with the classical processes become advantages with the new technique, notably the low permeability of some sorts of wood, and inaptitude to the fixing of a big number of chemicals aimed to provide a durable protection to wood submitted to weather.

Keywords: Poles, diffusion, table salt

Conference: 05-02-07/08 Cannes-Mandelieu, France

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