Conserving wood biodiversity with the help of wood science and technology
- 1Forest Products Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India
Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (11), Pages 42-44, November,22 (2018)
Over the past few years, several emerging technologies have been introduced to produce eco-friendly wood based products. The concept of wood modification has moved from the development phase to reality of late as many wood modification methods have been adopted and implemented successfully across the globe for its sustainable use for a longer run. Many of these technologies add value through modification and enhancement of various wood properties by means of increasing the service life of the product and maintaining the biodiversity in return as the consumption of raw material becomes less. Among the wood modification technologies, microwave treatment is found to be highly effective as it has the flair in it and henceforth is gaining popularity because of having many advantages over other conventional modification techniques in practice. If implemented successfully this technique can result in subsequently lesser energy consumption for woodworking processes and sustainable use of the arte facts for eons.
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