Risk assessment of mould growth on spruce wood during transport in an intermodal container


  • Davor Kržišnik
  • Boštjan Lesar
  • Nejc Thaler
  • Samo Grbec
  • Miha Humar


Aspergilus sp., Penicilium sp, Picea abies, relative humidity, temperature, vapour sorption analysis


Microclimatic conditions (relative humidity and temperature) were monitored in a shipment of Norway spruce (Picea abies) wood inside an intermodal container on its 66-day transport from Slovenia to Japan. In parallel, the susceptibility of Norway spruce wood to moulding fungi was determined and a dynamic vapour sorption analysis was performed. Considerable moulding developed on specimens that were exposed to a climate with relative humidity above 93%. The results of the laboratory assessment correlated with the observations of mould development in the container. The relative humidity in the container was below 93%, so there was no mould growth on the transported Norway spruce wood.


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Kržišnik, D., Lesar, B., Thaler, N., Grbec, S., & Humar, M. (2018). Risk assessment of mould growth on spruce wood during transport in an intermodal container. Maderas-Cienc Tecnol, 20(4), 621–626. Retrieved from https://revistas.ubiobio.cl/index.php/MCT/article/view/3222




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