Radiochemical Assay of Wood Treated With Chromated Copper Arsenate Preservatives

Guillermina Burillo, Ramón Echenique-Manrique, Luis C. Gálvez

Abstract


The assay of preservative-treated wood for chromium, copper, and arsenic, based on isotopic dilution with radioactive tracers, proved to be highly sensitive and precise. This safe technique provides a rapid and inexpensive means of quality control.

Keywords


Radiochemical assay;CCA wood preservatives;radioactive tracers;wood preservation;quality control

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