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Fungi growth on rattan board exposed to natural weathering

Tajuddin, Maisarah and Ahmad , Zuraida and Sulaiman, Mohd Faris Haikal and Halim, Zahurin and Maleque, Md. Abdul (2016) Fungi growth on rattan board exposed to natural weathering. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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The objective of this study was to investigate the fungi growth on fabricated rattan board under 12 weeks’ exposure in natural weathering. The rattan powder was pressed using a hot-press machine to be turned into rattan boards and they were placed on a 45oC inclined rack at an open area. Longer exposure time resulted in occurrences of more surface cracks, fungi growth, and eroded surfaces, which caused a deterioration of 68% in board weight. In addition, optimum temperature, high moisture content, and sufficient oxygen supply proved to be favorable conditions for fungi growth. The soft-rot fungi nourished the components of cell walls, as observed from the morphology analysis through SEM. In conclusion, fungi growth on rattan boards caused surface cracks, fibers collapse, disintegration into small parts, and finally, damaged the fabricated boards.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3254/51701 (ISBN: 978-983-42978-8-6)
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural weathering; rattan board; fungi; deterioration
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Ir Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 11:16
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 15:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51701

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