Comparison of Termite Resistance on Wood Treated with Diesel and Dead Engine Oil

Norfatinnatasha, Binti Hassan (2015) Comparison of Termite Resistance on Wood Treated with Diesel and Dead Engine Oil. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the severity of termite attack on wood blocks treated with different type of preservatives which are dead engine oil, diesel and diesel-dead engine oil combinations on three different timber species. Other than that, this experiment was also to compare the severe infestation of termite on wood blocks tested at two different hazard class which are aboveground covered (hazard class 2) and in-ground contact (hazard class 4) treated with different type of preservatives. Three timber species, Acacia (Acacia mangium), Rubber wood (Hevea brasiliensis) and Pine (plywood) were treated with the dead engine oil, diesel and dead engine oil-diesel combinations by using 3-minutes dipping treatment. Forty eight (48) pieces of wood blocks were prepared for each species with the size 2cm x 2cm (long) x 2cm. All the wood samples for three different species were tested at Danish Technology Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (DTIUNIMAS) test site for the above-ground covered (hazard class 2) and in-ground contact (hazard class 4) for 3 months (12 weeks). Acacia mangium showed the least termite attacks than Hevea brasiliensis (Rubberwood) and Pine (Plywood). Samples treated with diesel-dead engine oil combinations showed the least termite infestation than diesel and dead engine oil.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (BSc.) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak , 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acacia mangium, dipping treatment, dead engine oil, diesel, hazard class, Hevea brasiliensis, termite resistance test, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 08:43
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 08:43
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/27823

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