RISK ASSESSMENT OF MOULD GROWTH ON SPRUCE WOOD DURING TRANSPORT IN AN INTERMODAL CONTAINER

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RISK ASSESSMENT OF MOULD GROWTH ON SPRUCE WOOD DURING TRANSPORT IN AN INTERMODAL CONTAINER

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Maderas Ciencia y tecnología
Publisher
SciELO Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica
Publication Date
Jan 27, 2018
Volume
20
Issue
4
Pages
621–626
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4067/S0718-221X2018005004901
Source
MyScienceWork
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Green

Abstract

Microclimatic conditions (relative humidity and temperature) were monitored in a shipment of Norway spruce (Picea abies) wood inside an intermodal container on its 66-day transport from Slovenia to Japan. In parallel, the susceptibility of Norway spruce wood to moulding fungi was determined and a dynamic vapour sorption analysis was performed. Considerable moulding developed on specimens that were exposed to a climate with relative humidity above 93%. The results of the laboratory assessment correlated with the observations of mould development in the container. The relative humidity in the container was below 93%, so there was no mould growth on the transported Norway spruce wood.

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