The conservation and protection of buildings that constitute our cultural heritage is a complex task calling for a comprehensive knowledge of the historical background of the buildings as well as the construction technologies and materials used. Nanomaterials in Architecture and Art Conservation gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of using nanomaterials in conservation sciences, mainly for stone, mortar, and plaster strengthening, but also for the consolidation of wall paintings. The book compiles and details deterioration mechanisms of stone and historical mortars, as well as methods of characterizing and testing consolidation effects. The non- or semidestructive characterization methods that will be presented allow additional measurements to characterize objects before and after any interventions. Besides, general aspects of inorganic consolidants are targeted. The focus, in particular, is the application of nanolime as a new consolidation agent. Basic characteristics and application advices as well as beneficial combinations with other consolidation agents, such as silicic acid esters, are emphasized. What makes this book so special is the large number of practical applications described from the view of different restorers, offering a direct inside view of the procedure for the conservation of historical monuments. Restorers dealing with stone, mortar, and plaster conservation; artists; advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of conservation science, art, and nanotechnology; offices for the protection of monuments and heritage agencies; and researchers in materials science, conservation, nanotechnology, and chemistry, especially those with an interest in applied sciences, will find this book a great reference.
Covers the use of nanolime in different areas of stone, mortar, and plaster conservation, including wall paintings and frescos. Summarizes the application of nanolime as a consolidant alone or in combination with silicic acid esters.
Gives an excellent and comprehensive overview of the state of the art in conservation by using inorganic components and, especially, nanolime dispersions.
Summarizes historical substrate characterization and modeling.
Includes contributions from scientists as well as restorers and summarizes fundamental aspects of nanolime dispersions as well as their application for the conservation of different historical monuments.
Is illustrated throughout with excellent figures and references to accompany each section.
The book will be of particular interest to restorers dealing with stone, mortar, and plaster conservation; artists; advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of conservation science, art, and nanotechnology; offices for the protection of monuments and heritage agencies; researchers in materials science, conservation, nanotechnology, and chemistry, especially those with an interest in applied sciences.
Karol Bayer, Dana Macounova, Małgorzata Dobrzynska-Musiela, Luboˇs Machaˇcko, Ewa Piaszczynski, Nadine Wilhelm, Verena Wolf, Arnulf Dahne, Christoph Herm, Thomas Koberle, Zuzana Slizkova, Jan Vojtechovsky, and Radek Sevcik
Miloš Drdácký, former director of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Staré Město, Czech Republic, and an elected fellow of the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic, is experienced in research on material, structural, and urban issues of architectural heritage and historical settlements.
Gerald Ziegenbalg received his PhD in inorganic chemistry from TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, in 1990 and his habilitation in chemical engineering in 1998. He is the CEO of IBZ-Salzchemie GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, and honorary professor at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Germany. Prof. Ziegenbalg’s areas of interest are nanomaterials for stone and mortar conservation, as well as chemical engineering.
Claudia Dietze studied chemistry at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and obtained her PhD in analytical chemistry in 2016. Since 2017, she is working at IBZ-Salzchemie GmbH & Co. KG in the field of stone conservation and development of consolidation agents.
Dirk Schuch studied chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. He received his PhD in inorganic chemistry and master in business administration in 2014. Since 2015, he is working as R&D project manager at IBZ-Salzchemie GmbH & Co. KG.