WIT Press

Risk Analysis For The Protection Of Cultural Heritage From Industrial Pollution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990461

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,258 kb

Author(s)

A Moropoulou, K Bisbikou, K Torfs & R. Van Grieken

Abstract

The Sanctuary of Demeter in Eleusis, Greece, presents a characteristic case of the attack of an industrial atmosphere attack to ancient marbles. The growth of weathering crusts has already been studied, attributed to principal physicochemical phenomena, like gypsum formation, dissolution and reciystallization of calcite or oxidation of the iron- bearing phases. The present work concerns the analysis of the risks, which threaten cultural heritage when exposed to industrial atmosphere, as invest

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