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Evaluation parameters related to the use of pepper extracts as natural preservatives in woods: wettability, color and mass loss

Grant number: 15/16880-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal researcher:Debora Goncalves
Grantee:Paula Alejandra Lara Romero
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The role of a natural preservative (pepper extract) on the properties of different wood species will be investigated. The woods after being modified with the preservative will be analyzed in their wettability characteristics, color changes and mass loss over time. From the results obtained, it will be assessed the best preparation methods for peppers extraction and how the characteristics of the woods may change with the presence of a surface preservative based on pepper extracts.

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DÉBORA GONÇALVES; FRANCISCO ANTONIO ROCCO LAHR. Deterioration and preservation of wood by using natural preservatives of potential interest in Brazil. BOSQUE, v. 41, n. 3, p. 213-220, . (18/22413-9, 15/16880-5)

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