|Titolo:||Marble protection: An inorganic electrokinetic approach|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Abstract:||The influence of an electric potential difference in an aqueous solution was studied as a method for depositing a calcium oxalate coating over a weathered carbonatic stone. Samples of weathered Carrara white marble were treated at 15 and 50 °C for five hours in an electrokinetic cell, specifically conceived for this study, containing a solution of ammonium oxalate (4% by weight), and were subsequently characterised by Scanning Electron Microscopy, X Ray Diffractometry, Thermogravimetric analysis and Mercury Intrusion porosimetry. The electrokinetic treatment proved to be a cost effective and time saving process, able to produce a thick and homogeneous calcium oxalate coating over the stone surface that improves its chemical and physical resistance in low pH environments, and is able to protect the stone from the by-products of urban pollution.|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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