A process for impregnation of wood with polystyrene and evaluation of mechanical properties and environmental stability of the impregnated wood
"This research was focused on recovery and reutilization of scrap polystyrene in wood preservation. The experimental studies were at developing and optimizing an effective methodology for infusing polystyrene and methyl soyate in wood. Such infusion was expected to retard water penetration and retention in the treated wood. Potential reduction of termite infestation and fungal growth on the treated wood were also examined. The effect of methyl soyate - polystyrene treatment on the mechanical properties of the wood was also examined."--Introduction, leaf 13.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 83 leaves
© 2004 Ammar Mohammed Canteenwala, All rights reserved.
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Waste products as building materials
Wood -- Preservation -- Research
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Canteenwala, Ammar Mohammed, "A process for impregnation of wood with polystyrene and evaluation of mechanical properties and environmental stability of the impregnated wood" (2004). Masters Theses. 2657.