Importance Of Bamboo

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1. INTRODUCTION 1. 1 BACKGROUND STUDY. Bamboo grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world based on the annual precipitation, altitude, soil conditions and temperature. It is one among the fastest growing plant on the planet. Certain species of bamboo can grow up to 35 inches in a day and can be sustainably harvested in 3 to 5 year cycle. Since the plant is capable of rapid growth it can avoid future deforestation and regenerate the forest. Bamboo is traditionally considered as ‘poor man’s timber’ in India and its construction is often connected with poor rural housing, but as a building material, bamboo stands out because of its structural and mechanical properties. It is a feasible replacement for wood and several other traditional materials for housing and building construction sector and several infrastructure works. The main characteristic features, which make bamboo as a potential building material, are its high tensile strength and very good weight to strength ratio. 1. 2 RELEVENCE OF THE STUDY Declining natural resources like forest wood and the need for conservation of natural resources have emphasized the necessity to identify the substitutes for natural timbers. Construction waste, especially concrete waste is a growing threat to the environment. Because of the global demand for non-polluting, sustainable, and…show more content…
The continued transpiration of the leaves draws the chemical solution into the vessels of the culms. This process is very slow and often the vessels do not take up enough of the liquid to preserve by diffusion, the surrounding fibers and parenchyma cells. The preservative in the barrel must be replenished regularly in order to maintain the desired level. When the treatment has been completed, care should be taken in the disposal of the contaminated foliage. Butt treatment is usually adapted to bamboo
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