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New article about the effectiveness of wood biochar-enhanced impregnation

Marica Mikuljan, Lei Han, Mariem Zouari and dr. Tania Langella, InnoRenew CoE researchers, together with dr. David B. DeVallance from the College of Science and Technology, Commonwealth, University of Pennsylvania, recently published a scientific article »Modification of wood via biochar particle impregnation,« in European Journal of Wood and Wood Products.

In their study authors performed the Thermal-hydro-mechanical (THM) densification on different wood samples i order to measure and compare mechanical characteristics (modulus of elasticity, modulus of rupture), set-recovery, and contact angle for all samples in relation to the percentage of biochar present in the mixture.

Their findings highlight the effectiveness of biochar-enhanced impregnation together with THM treatment in improving the structural and mechanical properties of wood, with distinct improvements observed in spruce and a few improvements in beech.