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Research Paper | Ecology | India | Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017
Study of the Chemical Loading in Bamboo for Preservative Treatment to Enhance Durability using Boucherie Apparatus
Abstract: Bamboo is cheap, readily available and easy to work with for various purposes like rural housing, fences, equipment and implements etc. In spite of its multifarious it has short durability due to biodegradation. To enhance its service life it is given preservative treatments by traditional method or by using chemicals. Boucherie process has been considered the best method for chemical preservative treatment of green bamboo but literature survey shows few or no reports on amount of chemical loading. This study is aimed at working out the preservative chemical (CCB) loaded in bamboo by Boucherie apparatus (Jagriti) and chemical preservative (CCB) loaded in them by chemical analysis using IS 2753 (Part 1) 1991. In Bambusa pallida a loading of 7.90 gm/kg was obtained and least of 1.40 gm/kg was obtained with 10 %CCB while using the pressure of 1kg/cm2. In D. hamiltonii the highest CCB loading observed was 8.30 gm/kg using 10 % CCB under 1.5 kg/cm2 pressure while the least was 2.30 gm/kg with 12 % CCB under the same pressure condition.
Keywords: Bamboo, Boucherie Apparatus, Chemical loading, Durability, Preservative Treatment
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017,
Pages: 384 - 387