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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The cementation of coarse dust to indoor surfaces


Dust accumulation is an important management and conservation problem in historic houses. Laboratory and field observations show that high relative humidity enhances the cementation of particles to underlying surfaces. The hygroscopic nature of particles or the fibres to which they adhere influences this cementation process. The cements, which can form in a matter of hours at high humidity, appear to be microcrystalline calcites. Reducing the impact of this process on heritage objects requires preventing dust deposits, especially in periods of high humidity.

Author Affiliation:

(a) School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, University Plain, Norwick NR47TJ, United Kingdom

(b) English Heritage, Savile Row, London, United Kingdom

(c) Institute of Environmental & Industrial Medicine, Hanyang University17 Haengdang-dong, Sungdong-ku, Seoul 133-791, Korea

Article History:

Received 30 August 2008; Accepted 11 December 2008

Source Citation:Brimblecombe, Peter, David Thickett, and Young Hun Yoon. "The cementation of coarse dust to indoor surfaces.(Report)." Journal of Cultural Heritage 10.3 (July-Sept 2009): 410(5). Academic OneFile. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 28 July 2009
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Gale Document Number:A202494085

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