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Qin, Z., Zhang, Q., Gao, Q., Zhang, S., and Li, J. (2014). "Wettability of sanded and aged fast-growing poplar wood surfaces: II. Dynamic wetting models," BioRes. 9(4), 7176-7188.

Abstract

The dynamic wettability of adhesive on sanded and aged wood surfaces was measured using the sessile drop method. Four different models were used to evaluate and compare the wetting process. It was shown that the wettability of freshly sanded wood and aged wood both decreased compared to the control wood. There was no evidence of change in wettability with increasing grit number. Aging reduced the wettability of the wood surface. The coefficients of determination (R2) for all four models were over 90%, and that of the Modified model was 99%. The models can be used to accurately describe the adhesive wetting process. The wettability of water and adhesive on the fresh surface were different, and the wettability of the adhesive increased as grit number increased. On the contrary, the wettability of water decreased as grit number increased, and the same trend was found for the water and the adhesive on the aged wood surface. Advantages and disadvantages were found for each model, but the Modified model needs to be verified by additional experiments.
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