Wood samples of Ceiba pentandra, Antiaris toxicaria and Triplochiton scleroxylon were treated with new
and spent engine oils using three treatments methods; brushing, soaking for 24 hours and soaking for 48
hours. The treated wood samples and control were exposed to Termite attack for 16 weeks using graveyard
method. Visual assessment and percentage weight loss were employed to evaluate the effects of the
preservative engine oil. Data collected were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA)0.05 probability
level. The average weight loss for Ceiba pentandra, Antlaris toxicaria and Triplochitc xylon\t:anged
between 0.64-1.94%. 0.48-1.47% and 0.38-1.32% respectively. Wood samples treated using brush recorded the highest weight loss for the three species and the two types of engine oil. Results of the statistical analysis (p
< 0.05) showed that only the method of preservative application has significant effect on the weight loss
per treatment combination while the type of engine oil spent and the wood species are not statistically different.
Prolonged soaking of wood in spent engine oil however gave a better result compared to the engine oil.
Thus spent engine oil has potentials for wood preservation.
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