Resistance of construction profiles made of polymer composites reinforced with cereal husks to the fungi

openaccess, Vol. 601 (9) 2022 / czwartek, 22 września, 2022

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Sudoł Ewa, Kozikowska Ewelina, Goron Maria. 2022. Resistance of construction profiles made of polymer composites reinforced with cereal husks to the fungi. Volume 601. Issue 9. Pages 70-75. DOI: 10.15199/33.2022.09.08

Accepted for publication: 12.08.2022 r.

The resistance to fungi of oat, millet and rice husks reinforced PVC composite profiles was analysed. Products with oat and rice husks showed comparable susceptibility to Coniophora puteana, Gloeophyllum trabeum and Coriolus versicolor, lower than the composite with millet husks. Coniophora puteana showed the highest degree of mycelium growth, changing the morphology of the profile surface. Exposure to fungi in a wet condition caused a decrease in flexural strength and modulus of elasticity, the greatest in the case of millet husks reinforced composite. The influence of the wet conditions itself was crucial. The microorganisms slightly changed the bending properties.
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dr inż. Ewa Sudoł, Instytut Techniki Budowlanej; Zakład Inżynierii Materiałów Budowlanych ORCID: 0000-0003-2902-0497
dr inż. Ewelina Kozikowska, Instytut Techniki Budowlanej; Zakład Inżynierii Materiałów Budowlanych ORCID: 0000-0001-7323-3663
inż. Maria Goron, Instytut Techniki Budowlanej; Zakład Inżynierii Materiałów Budowlanych ORCID: 0000-0002-1826-6689

dr inż. Ewa Sudoł, Instytut Techniki Budowlanej; Zakład Inżynierii Materiałów Budowlanych ORCID: 0000-0003-2902-0497