Chapter 8. Wood in the Built Environment—Conditions for Mold and Decay

  1. Chin S. Yang Ph.D.2 and
  2. Patricia A. Heinsohn Ph.D. CIH3
  1. Susan E. Anagnost Ph.D.

Published Online: 1 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470112434.ch8

Sampling and Analysis of Indoor Microorganisms

Sampling and Analysis of Indoor Microorganisms

How to Cite

Anagnost, S. E. (2006) Wood in the Built Environment—Conditions for Mold and Decay, in Sampling and Analysis of Indoor Microorganisms (eds C. S. Yang and P. A. Heinsohn), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470112434.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    P&K Microbiology Services, Inc., 1936 Olney Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, USA

  2. 3

    Micro Bios, 2309 Palmetto Avenue, C-1, Pacifica, CA 94044, USA

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Construction Management and, Wood Products Engineering, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 16 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471730934

Online ISBN: 9780470112434

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Keywords:

  • molds and wood decay fungi;
  • wood and water–relative humidity (RH) and moisture content (MC);
  • mold susceptibility of building materials

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Molds and Wood Decay Fungi

  • Moisture Requirements for Growth of Molds and Wood Decay Fungi

  • Water and Wood—Relative Humidity versus Moisture Content

  • Moisture Requirements for Fungal Growth

  • The Effect of Changing Moisture and Temperature Conditions

  • Susceptibility of Building Materials to Mold

  • The Effects of Building Design and Construction

  • Techniques for Assessment of Wood Decay and Mold in Buildings

  • Summary