Fungus resistance of vermiculite board and comparison to calcium silicate board and gypsum wall board

M. Akao, A. Yamazaki, Y. Fukuda

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Abstract

The fungus resistance properties of vermiculite board, and a comparison with calcium silicate and gypsum wall boards were presented. Cladosporium cladosporioides de Vries, a variety of black mold frequently found on concrete and building products was used in the study. No mycelium was found on the vermiculite crystals existing on the surface of the vermiculite board. As a result of halo test, the vermiculite single crystals demonstrated inhibition of mold growth, which indicated bacteriostasis of vermiculite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5869-5872
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume39
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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