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Maderas. Ciencia y tecnología

versión On-line ISSN 0718-221X

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KRžIšNIK, Davor et al. Risk assessment of mould growth on spruce wood during transport in an intermodal container. Maderas, Cienc. tecnol. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.4, pp.621-626. ISSN 0718-221X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-221X2018005004901.

Microclimatic conditions (relative humidity and temperature) were monitored in a shipment of Norway spruce (Picea abies) wood inside an intermodal container on its 66-day transport from Slovenia to Japan. In parallel, the susceptibility of Norway spruce wood to moulding fungi was determined and a dynamic vapour sorption analysis was performed. Considerable moulding developed on specimens that were exposed to a climate with relative humidity above 93%. The results of the laboratory assessment correlated with the observations of mould development in the container. The relative humidity in the container was below 93%, so there was no mould growth on the transported Norway spruce wood.

Palabras clave : Aspergilus sp.; Penicilium sp.; Picea abies; relative humidity; temperature; vapour sorption analysis..

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