Accelerated Salt Weathering Studies on Marble Stones from Elefsis, Greece, and Soapstones from Grytdal, Norway
|Title||Accelerated Salt Weathering Studies on Marble Stones from Elefsis, Greece, and Soapstones from Grytdal, Norway|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Gebremariam, KFanta, Barros-Barbosa, I, Perakis, P, Schellewald, C, Theoharis, T, Kvittingen, L|
|Conference Name||TECHNART 2015 − Non-destructive and microanalytical techniques in art and cultural heritage, Catania, April 27 - 30, 2015|
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.