An Expert Chemical Model for Determining the Environmental Conditions Needed to Prevent Salt Damage in Porous Materials

Clifford Price

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ISBN: 1873132522
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 136
Illustrations: 20 tables, 90 diagramatic

This report is the outcome of a European Commission contract to develop a thermodynamic model that could describe the behaviour of aqueous salt solutions in porous materials, such as stone, wall-paintings and ceramics. It covers the development of the model and the problems encountered during the process and the subsequent linking of the successful model developed to an expert (ECOS) system. The system is a major achievement, allowing the user to predict the equilibrium behaviour of salt mixtures in a way which was quite impossible at the outset of the project. It is hoped that the system will be directly applied to the conservation of cultural heritage.

Published 2000