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Designation: Scientist -E

Qualification:   M.Sc (Inorganic Chemistry)

Area of Specialization:      Wood Preservation

Research Interest:     Wood Preservation

Research and other main activities:

  • Treating wood and bamboo with different wood preservatives.

  • Studying the efficacy of wood preservatives on treated timber compared to untreated timber.

  • Studying the durability of different timbers.

  • Analyzing preservatives and preservative contents from treated wood and solutions for government and private agencies.

  • Attending technical enquiries on wood preservation aspects and giving proper suggestions to the users. Carrying out theory and practical classes on wood preservation for trainees and other officials.

  • Taking part in the extension activity of the division by explaining division activities to visitors and students from various educational institutions.

Number of Research Papers Published :    16

Details of Research Paper Publications:

  • Observation on the reduction of dichromate in timber. R.V. Krishnan and D. Venmalar. J. Ind, Acad. Wood Science – Vol 22, No.2, 1991

  • Further observation on the reduction of dichromate in timbers. R.V. Krishnan, D. Venmalar and M. Nagaraja Sharma. J. Ind, Acad. Wood Sci. Vol. 26&27. No1&2. 1995-96.

  • Studies on the treatment of green Bambusa arundinacea by sap displacement method. M. Nagaraja Sharma, D. Venmalar, C.N. Vani and Shalini P. Rao. Myforest, March 1998, Vol. 34(1).

  • Improvised creosote –SVC (Steam Volatile Creosote) and its efficacy on biodegradation. Nagaveni. H.C., K.H. Shankaranarayana, D. Venmalar and G. Ravikumar. Paper presented in the National workshop on wood preservation in India: at I.W.S.T., Bangalore.

  • Preservative treatment of green rattans-some preliminary investigations. D. Venmalar. Paper submitted in the National workshop on wood preservation in India: at I.W.S.T., Bangalore.


Communication Address:

Mrs. D. Venmalar
Wood Processing Division
Institute of Wood Science and Technology
18th Cross Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560 003 (INDIA)
Tel No.: 0091-80-22190177
Fax No.: 0091-80-23340529
E-Mail:   dvenmalar@icfre.org

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