Monitoring of fungal colonization of wood materials using isothermal calorimetry
2017 (English)In: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, ISSN 0964-8305, E-ISSN 1879-0208, Vol. 120, 43-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have developed a method based on isothermal calorimetry to monitor the colonization of wood materials by decay fungi. The heat produced is a direct and continuous measure of the activity (respiration) of the fungus. This pre-study shows that wood materials treated in different ways give results that reflect the known ranking of the materials regarding resistance to decay. In addition to this, the 40 days measurements show several phases and periods of oscillating respiration. As the calorimeter continuously monitors the colonization and degradation process, this method provides more information than classical/standardized decay tests in which typically only the final mass loss is determined.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 120, 43-51 p.
Colonization, Decay, Decay fungi, Degradation, Isothermal calorimetry, Monitoring, Respiration, Biodegradation, Calorimeters, Calorimetry, Fungi, Isotherms, Decay (organic)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-29178DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2017.02.003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85012146155OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-29178DiVA: diva2:1086615