The Material of Barite (BaSO4) Feature Impregnation on wood and Effect of Compressive Strength

Tan H., PEKER H.

JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI, vol.18, no.1, pp.15-19, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-19
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, impregnation properties of barite in wood was investigated for the first time; being harmless to environmental-human health, this natural material was aimed to be used in various fields (industries such as furniture, construction, etc.). Barite (BaSO4) was prepared at different concentrations (1%, 3%, 5%, 50%), and impregnation was done as per ASTM-D 1413-76 principles. Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and oriental beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky) was used as a wood type. According to experimental results, total retention (kg/m(3)), retention %, compression strengthes in both species of wood with increasing solution concentration increased. The highest value of total retention beech wood at 50 % solution (2030 kg/m(3)); the highest value of retention % beech wood at 50 % solution (1.80 %) ; highest value of compression strengthes beech wood at 50 % solution (71.86 N/mm(2)); least value of compression strengthes pine wood at % 5 solution (59.91 N/mm(2)) is obtained.