Shape recovering trials from dried waterlogged wood

건조 수침고목재의 원형회복 실험

  • Cho, Kyu-A (Dept. of Wood Science & Technology, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Park, Sang-Jin (Dept. of Wood Science & Technology, Kyungpook National University)
  • 조규아 (경북대학교 임산공학과) ;
  • 박상진 (경북대학교 임산공학과)
  • Published : 2004.10.01


When waterlogged wood dries up, it shrinks largely. And it is hard to recover original shape. Therefore it happens to lose the value of wood remains frequently. This paper studied how far dried waterlogged wood can recover original shape. Shape recovering course and extent are thoroughly investigated after waterlogged wood of Pinus densiflora, Quercus serrata and Styrax japonica oven-dries and instills varieties of test solution. At 1- step, oven-dried samples infiltrated by chlorous acid sodium or sodium hydroxide solution. At 2- step, wood tissues of samples were swelled by the fast decompression after infiltrating $CO_2-supercritical$ fluid at high pressure. The study investigated the possibility of shape recovering in waterlogged wood. Shape recovering rate is different with solution and wood species. Sample of sodium hydroxide solution doesn't swell anymore when using $CO_2-supercritical$ fluid. In general, the sample of sodium hydroxide solution has higher Shape recovering rate than $CO_2-supercritical$ fluid solution treated by chlorous acid sodium.