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Thermal treatment of wood using vegetable oils: a review


Lee, Seng Hua and Ashaari, Zaidon and Lum, Wei Chen and Abdul Halip, Juliana and Ang, Aik Fei and Tan, Li Peng and Chin, Kit Ling and Md Tahir, Paridah (2018) Thermal treatment of wood using vegetable oils: a review. Construction and Building Materials, 181. 408 - 419. ISSN 0950-0618; ESSN: 1879-0526


Wood is an ideal building material as it is renewable and green. However, low dimensional stability and durability might restrict its usage in structural application. Therefore, modification is needed to improve the aforementioned issues. As an environmentally friendly wood modification method, heat treatment of wood using oil as a heating medium has brought to researcher’s attention to the fact that it might serve as an excellent treatment procedure in treating wood. This paper presents a review about the effects of oil heat treatment on the properties of wood such as colour stability, dimensional stability, mechanical strength and durability against termites and fungi as well as its potential to be used as construction and building materials. The pros and cons of using oil as a heating medium in wood treatment are discussed. This review shows discrepancies between the treatment methods or procedures and its resultant findings. Moreover, the effectiveness of the treatment is governed by several factors such as the type of oils used and wood species. The objective of the present paper is to conduct a review of the published literatures regarding the properties of wood modified by oil heat treatment and the results obtained were compared systematically.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.06.058
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Oil heat treatment; Literature review; Vegetable oils; Wood modification; Thermal treatment
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2020 14:39
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2020 14:39
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/74300
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