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

M. Akao, Atsushi 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

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