Extending the Life of Treated Wood Utility Poles: a Case Study
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 3:30 PM
Phil Landers

Since the 1990s, major strides have been made in the use of ionic liquids (cold atmospheric plasma and plasma activated water) as antifungal agents for wood preservation. An Electro-Static Activated Polymer (E-SAP) has been developed that uses nano-technology to generate ionic liquids from energy harvested from surrounding electromagnetic fields (cell towers, satellites, etc.).  E-SAP has been used for more than 35 years that structurally repairs damage done by woodpeckers to wood poles and prevents decay from continuing in the repaired wood pole sections.