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dc.contributor.author Scholz, G. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Militz, H. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Gascón Garrido, Patricia es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ibiza Palacios, M. S. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Oliver Villanueva, José Vicente es_ES
dc.contributor.author Peters, B. C. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, C. J. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-11T11:29:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-11T11:29:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12
dc.identifier.issn 0964-8305
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/80986
dc.description.abstract [EN] We investigated the effect of wax-treated and biocide-free wood specimens against three different termite species. A laboratory no-choice test with Reticulitermes banyulensis Clement was carried out in Valencia (Spain) under Mediterranean conditions for eight weeks. Scots pine sapwood (Pinus sylvestris L) fully impregnated with distinct waxes was used. Two field trials were conducted with Coptotermes acinaciformis (Froggatt) and Mastotermes darwiniensis Froggatt in northern Queensland (Australia) with wax-impregnated beech (Fagus sylvatica L) for 16 weeks. All three subterranean termites are of major economic importance in their respective regions. The results indicated that feeding pressure by the termites was sufficient within all trials for a valid test. Wax-impregnated Scots pine sapwood was classified as durable. No termites survived the test. The results showed an aging process under submersion conditions, which lead to a classification of moderately durable. The paraffin treatment showed good termite resistance under both test procedures, and was classified as durable. The Australian field trials showed a decreased mass loss of wax-treated beech, in which an amide wax showed excellent termite resistance. The results indicate a clear dependence of the termite resistance on the type and ratio of wax used and the feeding preferences of the specific termite species. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors thank Clariant Produkte Deutschland GmbH (Gersthofen) for providing the waxes and financial support for this project. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Durability es_ES
dc.subject Subterranean termites es_ES
dc.subject Reticulitermes banyulensis es_ES
dc.subject Coptotermes acinaciformis es_ES
dc.subject Mastotermes darwiniensis es_ES
dc.subject Termite resistance es_ES
dc.subject Wax es_ES
dc.subject Wood impregnation es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA AGROFORESTAL es_ES
dc.title Improved termite resistance of wood by wax impregnation es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ibiod.2010.05.012
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Agronòmica i del Medi Natural es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Scholz, G.; Militz, H.; Gascón Garrido, P.; Ibiza Palacios, MS.; Oliver Villanueva, JV.; Peters, BC.; Fitzgerald, CJ. (2010). Improved termite resistance of wood by wax impregnation. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 64(8):688-693. doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2010.05.012 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2010.05.012 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 688 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 693 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 64 es_ES
dc.description.issue 8 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 41163 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Clariant Produkte Deutschland GmbH


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