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Kiln treatment for sterilisation of insect-infested timber

Wood Information, TRADA, UK (2/3: 18): 3

Kiln treatment for sterilisation of insect-infested timber

Kiln drying schedules are presented for sterilizing insect-infested wood of various m.c. (from green to 15%) and thickness in the UK.

Accession: 001398911

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