Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
There are many experiments being carried on in the field of wood preservation partially because of the variations in the toxicity of many preservatives. The commercial interest is along the lines of expense, since some preservatives have not proven satisfactory because after a short period of time attack by fungus and insects has set in. This thesis is concerned chiefly with the effects of oxidation and leaching. These factors have been insufficiently investigated to produce conclusive evidence on their effects on the toxicity of creosote. Since the other components of air are thought to have little effect on the toxicity of creosote. Tap water was used for the leaching or water extraction, in order to duplicate more closely in the laboratory the conditions found in nature.
Heckler, Kenneth Curtis, "Artificial weathering of creosote with water and oxygen" (1950). Honors Theses. 1911.