Geothermal corrosion - Fact sheet 3 (FS3) - Discolouration and deterioration of wood in geothermal environments
- Geothermal corrosion - Fact sheet 3 (FS3)
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Wood and wood structures in geothermal areas can quickly discolour and deteriorate, particularly where the wood is treated with preservatives that contain copper.
Wood samples were included in a wider BRANZ field test of building materials in geothermal environments to study this effect and look for possible explanations.