Biodeterioration of Stone Surfaces: Lichens and Biofilms as by Larry L. St. Clair, Mark R. D. Seaward (auth.), Larry L.

By Larry L. St. Clair, Mark R. D. Seaward (auth.), Larry L. St.Clair, Mark R. D. Seaward (eds.)

This is a well timed quantity in view of the massive curiosity at the moment proven within the upkeep of our cultural historical past, and the vast and transforming into literature at the topic. regrettably, the latter is to be present in a wide selection of released resources, a few geared toward a really particular readership and consequently no longer all that available to those that desire this source. the current quantity attracts jointly a spectrum of biodeterioration paintings from internationally to supply an outline of the fabrics tested and the methodologies hired to clarify the character of the issues, in addition to an in depth and present bibliographical source on lichen biodeterioration. Biodeterioration of old and culturally very important stone substrata is a posh challenge to be addressed. effortless, safe ideas are easily no longer on hand to be handled through except quite a lot of services. winning answer of this factor will unavoidably require a multidisciplinary attempt, the place biologists paintings in shut cooperation with ecologists, geologists, geochemists, crystallographers, cultural estate conservators, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians with the intention to suggest the best administration scheme. the good thing about this procedure is clear: multidisciplinary administration groups with sturdy management can ask extra applicable questions whereas constructing even more considerate and educated decisions.

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4. A standard bisphenol-A epoxy resin in an organic solvent can consolidate dry limestone. 5. An acrylic/epoxy resin in water solution can consolidate dry limestone. 6. A polyurethane dispersion resin increases erosion resistance of soft limestone. 7. Aqueous acrylic emulsion solutions are not effective as penetrating consolidants for soft limestone. 8. Biocides can be effective when applied before or after consolidation, or when dissolved in compatible aqueous consolidant solutions. 9. SS-H and most likely other silanes are not effective consolidants for soft limestone.

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