%0 Journal Article
	%A Perminder JitKaur and  Santosh Satya and  K. K. Pant and  S. N. Naik
	%D 2015
	%J International Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 97, 2015
	%T Eco-Friendly Preservative Treated Bamboo Culm: Compressive Strength Analysis
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000206
	%V 97
	%X Bamboo is extensively used in construction industry.
Low durability of bamboo due to fungus infestation and termites
attack under storage puts certain constrains for it usage as modern
structural material. Looking at many chemical formulations for
bamboo treatment leading to severe harmful environment effects,
research on eco-friendly preservatives for bamboo treatment has been
initiated world-over. In the present studies, eco-friendly preservative
for bamboo treatment has been developed. To validate its application
for structural purposes, investigation of effect of treatment on
compressive strength has been investigated. Neemoil (25%)
integrated with copper naphthenate (0.3%) on dilution with kerosene
oil impregnated into bamboo culm at 2 bar pressure, has shown
weight loss of only 3.15% in soil block analysis method. The results
from compressive strength analysis using HEICO Automatic
Compression Testing Machine reveal that preservative treatment has
not altered the structural properties of bamboo culms. Compressive
strength of control (11.72 N/mm2) and above treated samples (11.71
N/mm2) was found to be comparable.

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