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Resistance of bamboo scrimber against white-rot and brown-rot fungi

: Kumar, Anuj; Ryparovà, Pavla; Kasal, Bohumil; Adamopoulos, Stergios; Hajek, Petr


Wood material science & engineering 15 (2020), No.1, pp.57-63
ISSN: 1748-0272
ISSN: 1748-0280
Journal Article
Fraunhofer WKI ()
bamboo scrimber; biodegredation; moisture content; durability class

Bamboo scrimber is one of the most emerging structural materials for future building applications and it possesses properties comparable to other natural wood-based engineered materials such as glulam, laminated veneer lumber and cross-laminated timber. The goal of this work was to study the decay resistance of bamboo scrimber against white-rot (Trametes versicolor) and brown-rot fungi (Serpula lacrymans). Bamboo scrimber samples were incubated in petri dishes with the wood-decaying fungi and the weight loss after 12 weeks was measured. The surface morphology of fungal-degraded bamboo scrimber was evaluated using optical microscopy. Based on the percentage weight loss, bamboo scrimber could be classified as highly resistant against bio-deterioration by white and brown-rot fungi.