Masters Theses

Title

A process for impregnation of wood with polystyrene and evaluation of mechanical properties and environmental stability of the impregnated wood

Abstract

"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.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2004

Pagination

x, 83 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 69-71).

Rights

© 2004 Ammar Mohammed Canteenwala, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Polystyrene
Waste products as building materials
Wood -- Preservation -- Research
Recycled products

Thesis Number

T 8618

Print OCLC #

58544213

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5287722~S5

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