Application of Different Post-Treatments to Improve the Leaching Resistance of ACQ-D Treated Wood
Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata Hook.) and Mongolian Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris Linn. var. mongolica Litv.) with dimension of 19.019.0450.0 mm were treated with two concentrations of amine copper quat-type D (ACQ-D) solutions (0.5%, 1.0%) respectively and post-treated with three different methods including humidity chamber, drying oven and hot water bath. The effects of these variables on copper leaching from ACQ-D treated wood were investigated according to the leaching test of AWPA E11. The results showed that post-treatment could improve the leaching resistance of ACQ-D treated wood effectively compared to the specimens those were leached immediately after impregnation. After some promising post-treatments, copper leaching from the treated wood was not only associated with the joint effects of retentions, wood species and different locations in the treated wood, but also influenced by the special fixation mechanisms in different post-treatments.
Guojun Zhang and Jessica Xu
L. L. Yu et al., "Application of Different Post-Treatments to Improve the Leaching Resistance of ACQ-D Treated Wood", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 160-162, pp. 715-720, 2011