Accelerated Salt Weathering Studies on Marble Stones from Elefsis, Greece, and Soapstones from Grytdal, Norway

TitleAccelerated Salt Weathering Studies on Marble Stones from Elefsis, Greece, and Soapstones from Grytdal, Norway
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGebremariam, KFanta, Barros-Barbosa, I, Perakis, P, Schellewald, C, Theoharis, T, Kvittingen, L
Conference NameTECHNART 2015 − Non-destructive and microanalytical techniques in art and cultural heritage, Catania, April 27 - 30, 2015
Abstract

The weathering experiment reported is part of a broader project that, among other aims, investigate innovative ICT solutions to quantify and characterize stone monument degradations. As an output, models would be developed for forward and inverse weathering prediction based on targeted high-accuracy surface scans and accelerated weathering experiments. The salt weathering experiment, along with similar experiments on other factors of deterioration, would help to gain insight into the deterioration processes at microscopic and macroscopic levels. The results would be used to better explain observed deteriorations\weathering and, thus, their prediction.

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