Critical conditions for mould and decay resistance of wood

Hannu Viitanen

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Abstract

Several factors are involved in the biodeterioration of materials and buildings, and mathematical modelling may help us to understand the complicated interaction between many factors. For mould growth, long-lasting humidity exposure above RH 80-90% is critical for wood-based materials, and above RH 90-95% for stone-based materials, depending on the temperature, material properties and exposure time. Mathematical modelling will not give the answers to all the problems, however, and users should be aware of the limitations of providing a true picture of the complicated process of biodeterioration and damage development in buildings and materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar
Subtitle of host publicationVTT and USDA Joint Activity
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages114-118
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7590-9
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7589-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Sep 200923 Sep 2009

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium
Number263
ISSN0357-9387

Seminar

SeminarWood and Fiber Product Seminar
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period22/09/0923/09/09

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Viitanen, H. (2010). Critical conditions for mould and decay resistance of wood. In 2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity (pp. 114-118). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 263
Viitanen, Hannu. / Critical conditions for mould and decay resistance of wood. 2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2010. pp. 114-118 (VTT Symposium; No. 263).
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Viitanen H. Critical conditions for mould and decay resistance of wood. In 2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2010. p. 114-118. (VTT Symposium; No. 263).