Development of gas fired boiler for preservative treatment of sympodial bamboo species in Ghana


A high temperature preservative treatment boiler for sympodial bamboos in Ghana was designed and built with locally available raw materials, locally composed low density bricks, mortar and gas burners. This is a solution to improve the preservation methods adopted by local craftsmen, industry and some research institutions working with bamboo. Fire box of the boiler enhancing utmost heat maintenance is available in keeping boiler temperature high for leaching out of starch and effective penetration of chemical preservatives. Key words: Bamboo, heat retention, preservation, low density bricks.



Steiner, Rudolf (Department of Integrated Rural  Art & Industry , Lecturer , , 0322063399)
Boahene, O. B. J.(Department of Integrated Rural  Art & Industry , Lecturer , , 0322063399)
Adu-Agyem, J.( Department of General Art Studies , Senior Lecturer , , , 0322062261)


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This is a published article by Rudolf Steiner, O.B.J. Boahene and J. Adu-Agyem, 2011.

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