AJPS  Vol.11 No.10 , October 2020
The Effect of Titanium Nano Oxide and Heat Treatment on Physical Properties of Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) in Golestan Province
Abstract: The use of wood has been considered for a long time and to this day, it has a special place in human life. Modification of wood and lignocellulosic materials is done by various methods, including modification of physical, mechanical, chemical and thermal, that as a new technology, it leads to the improvement of their undesirable features. Among these methods, heat correction is a useful method to improve dimensional stability and leads to increased resistance to water absorption and decay. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the titanium Nano oxide and heat treatment on the physical properties of hornbeam species. Samples were saturated with titanium Nano oxide solution at a concentration of 5000 ppm and pressurized 7 times in a pressure tank. The samples were divided into three groups: control, heat and Nano thermal treatment. Heat and saturated samples with titanium Nano oxide were heat treated at three temperature levels of 150&#8451, 175&#8451 and 200&#8451 for 4 and 6 hours. All three groups underwent physical tests. Heat and Nano thermal oxide treatments led to reduced water absorption and thickness swelling. Comparison between heat and Nano thermal treatment showed a further decrease in water absorption and thickness swelling in Nano thermal samples.
Cite this paper: Dehghanian, F. , Kazemi, S. and Kokandeh, M. (2020) The Effect of Titanium Nano Oxide and Heat Treatment on Physical Properties of Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) in Golestan Province. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 11, 1601-1611. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2020.1110115.

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