Corrosivity Caused by Salt Solutions Employed in the Wood Dimensional Stability

<p></p><p>ABSTRACT The study aimed to evaluate the corrosivity of salt solutions after and before the impregnation in the wood. Solutions with concentration of 5% of chloride of lithium, sodium carbonate, magnesium sulphate, zinc sulphate and copper sulphate II had been kept during 6 hours, at 25; 45 and 100 °C, in contact with steel plates carbon samples of 1.25 × 0.1 × 7.5 cm (width × thickness × length), before and after its contact with wood samples of Corymbia torelliana and Eucalyptus cloeziana. There was no effect of the temperature in the corrosion of the pure solutions. After the contact with woods, corrosivity was incremented with copper II and zinc sulphate solutions. Copper II sulphate caused the biggest loss of mass in plates, and its contact with metallic surfaces is not recommended as wood treatment and drying chambers.</p><p></p>