EVALUATION OF CASHEWNUT SHELL LIQUID (CNSL) AS WOOD PRESERVATIVE USING CRUSHING STRENGTH

ABSTRACT

A laboratory evaluation of cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) as wood preservative on sapwood of Triplochiton scleroxylon test blocks sawn into 20mm x 20mm x 300mm sizes against Trametes cingulata and Lentinus lepideus was studied using crushing method. The crude extract was diluted with n-hexane, volume for volume. Four levels of CNSL concentration were tested at 4%, 8%, 12% and 16%. The treated test blocks and control test blocks were exposed to the infection regions of the pathogens in Kolle-flasks for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 weeks. After incubation, the test blocks were tested in radial compression and their modulus of elasticity (MOE) determined. Significant differences at P < 0.05 were found among the fungi types, levels of crude extract concentration and interactions between the fungi, concentrations and duration. Fungi activity was at minimum after 2 weeks of inoculation for concentrations of 12 % and 16 %. The CNSL was found to be very effective as fungicide in preventing wood decay at these levels. The recommended killing point concentration (KPC) against the microorganisms as obtained in this study is 16 %.

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APA

Adetogun, A & Aina, O (2021). EVALUATION OF CASHEWNUT SHELL LIQUID (CNSL) AS WOOD PRESERVATIVE USING CRUSHING STRENGTH. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-cashewnut-shell-liquid-cnsl-as-wood-preservative-using-crushing-strength

MLA 8th

Adetogun, A and O Aina "EVALUATION OF CASHEWNUT SHELL LIQUID (CNSL) AS WOOD PRESERVATIVE USING CRUSHING STRENGTH" Afribary. Afribary, 23 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-cashewnut-shell-liquid-cnsl-as-wood-preservative-using-crushing-strength. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Adetogun, A, O Aina . "EVALUATION OF CASHEWNUT SHELL LIQUID (CNSL) AS WOOD PRESERVATIVE USING CRUSHING STRENGTH". Afribary, Afribary, 23 Mar. 2021. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-cashewnut-shell-liquid-cnsl-as-wood-preservative-using-crushing-strength >.

Chicago

Adetogun, A and Aina, O . "EVALUATION OF CASHEWNUT SHELL LIQUID (CNSL) AS WOOD PRESERVATIVE USING CRUSHING STRENGTH" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-cashewnut-shell-liquid-cnsl-as-wood-preservative-using-crushing-strength