EDXRF Application Note CuO Wood Treatment
13 January 2012
The measurement of CuO in treated wood and wood treatment solutions by EDXRF is demonstrated in this note. Wood treatments are used to protect lumber from fungi, insects, UV damage and general wear. Cu or CuO levels are monitored in solution prior to treatment, and then in the wood to ensure proper retention. A quick, simple, reliable means of analysis is required throughout the quality control process and XRF is shown to be an ideal tool for such analysis.