Highlights

•    Effects of ozone exposure and solvent extraction on mold resistance of oak and bamboo.
•    Ozone treatment is found to play a key role in mold resistance on bamboo.
•    A delay in mold growth is observed on cyclohexane/ethanol extracted bamboo.
•    No effect is observed for oak.

Abstract

Lignocellulosic materials are gaining increased interest as renewable sources of building materials. However, chemical and microbiological degradation can occur when lignocellulosic materials are exposed to environmental stressors such as ozone and elevated humidity.

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