Wood Modification puts wood modification into context and additionally deals with aspects of commercialisation and environmental impact.
- The use of timber in the 21st century
- Modifying the properties of wood
- Chemical modification of wood: Acetic Anhydride Modification and reaction with other chemicals
- Thermal modification of wood
- Surface modification
- Impregnation modification
- Commercialisation of wood modification
- Environmental consideration and future developments
The Use of Timber in the Twenty-first Century
- Nonrenewables: a Finite and Exhaustible Resource
- Renewable Materials
- The Global Timber Resource
- Timber Production
- Wood Preservation
- Preservative-treated Wood and Legislation
- Competition from Nonrenewable Materials
- The Need for Wood Modification
Modifying the Properties of Wood
- Wood Properties and Wood Modification.
- Wood Modification Methods.
- The Cell Wall of Wood.
- The Chemical Constituents of Wood.
- The Wood–Water Relationship.
- The Mechanical Properties of Modified Wood.
- Modified Wood and Biological Degradation.
- Wood and Weathering.
- Proof of Bonding
Chemical Modification of Wood (I): Acetic Anhydride Modification
- Reaction Protocols.
- Cell Wall Reactivity.
- Analysis of Anhydride-modified Wood.
- Dimensional Stability.
- Mechanical Properties
- Microbiological Degradation
- Biological Degradation by Insects and Marine Organisms
- Moisture Relationships of Anhydride-modified Wood
- Composites Utilizing Acetic Anhydride Modified Wood
Chemical Modification of Wood (II): Reaction with Other Chemicals
- Reaction of Wood with Other Noncyclic Anhydrides
- Reaction of Wood with Cyclic Anhydrides
- Acetylation Using Ketene Gas
- Carboxylic Acid Modification
- Acid Chloride Modification
- Isocyanate Modification
- Epoxide Modification
- Alkyl Halide Modification
- Aldehyde Modification
- Quinone Methides
Thermal Modification of Wood
- Process Variables
- Chemical Changes in Wood due to Thermal Modification
- Physical Changes in Wood due to Thermal Modification
- Biological Properties of Thermally Modified Wood
- Compressed Wood
- Oil Heat-treatments
- Surface Chemical Modification for UV Stability
- Modification to Render the Wood Surface Hydrophobic
- Surface Chemical Modification for Bonding
- Enzymatic Modification
- Corona or Plasma Discharge
- Resin Treatments
- Impregnations using Silicon-containing Compounds
- Other Inorganic Cell Wall Precipitation Treatments
- Cell Wall Impregnation with Monomers
- Cell Wall Impregnation with Polymers
Commercialization of Wood Modification
- Thermal Modification
- Oil Heat Modification/Treatments
- Impregnation Modification
Wood Modification: Environmental Considerations and Future Developments
- Principles of the Determination of Environmental Impact
- Methods of Determining Environmental Impacts
- The Environmental Impact of Wood Modification
- Industrial Ecology and Wood Modification
- The Future of Wood Modification