Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments: An Overview
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BeschreibungA challenge for professionals involved in the cultural heritage sites in tropical environments, is the biodeterioration of stone. This volume discusses the types and causes of stone biodeterioration in hot and humid climates, and preventive and remedial treatments.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart 1 General aspects of biodegeneration in tropical regions: characteristics of tropical regions; ecological aspects of biodeterioration; identification of biodeteriogens and their activity; phenomenology of biological alterations. Part 2 Biodeteriogens - characteristics and biodeterioration mechanisms: bacteria and bacterial biodeterioration; fungi and fungal biodeterioration; algae and algal biodeterioration; lichens and lichenic biodeterioration; biodeterioration by mosses and liverworts; biodeterioration by higher plants. Part 3 Preventive and remedial methods: preventive methods; remedial methods. Part 4 Selection of chemical treatments: some considerations in biocide selection; biocide application - procedures and precautions; chemical treatments used to control biodeteriogens. Part 5 Current research status and areas for further investigation: current research status; areas for further investigation.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: J P GETTY TRUST PUBN
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1999
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten